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Cop arrested for raping, assisting gang rape of schoolgirl in Rangpur

  • Published at 11:06 am October 26th, 2020
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Photo: Dhaka Tribune

The case filed over the incident has been handed over to the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI)

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Detective Branch (DB) of police has been arrested for reportedly raping a ninth-grader girl and afterwards assisting her gangrape in Rangpur city.

DB ASI Raihanul Islam alias Raju, along with two other women named Aleya Begum Meghla and Shompa, were supposed to be handed over to the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) by Rangpur Metropolitan Police, after it took charge of the case from Haragach police station on Monday.

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, ABM Zakir Hossain, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Rangpur PBI, said: “We have taken up the case on instructions from the higher authorities.

“The accused DB ASI is with the Rangpur Metropolitan Police. We will bring him in when needed. However, we have officially taken the two women into custody in the case filed by the victim’s father.”


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Meanwhile, the rape survivor is undergoing treatment at the ICU of One Stop Crisis Centre of Rangpur Medical College Hospital. Her condition is reported to be yet critical.

Earlier on Sunday night, the rape survivor’s father, Aynal Hossain, filed a case with Haragach police station over the incident.

Police rescued the girl from a house in the Kaderer Pool area of the city at around 8:30am on Sunday where she claimed to have been raped.

Abu Maruf Hossain, additional deputy police commissioner (crime) of Rangpur Metropolitan Police, said: "We are interrogating DB ASI Raihanul. He is in our custody. 

“But the investigation of the case is still in the preliminary stage.” 


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Sources from the police said ASI Raihanul developed a romantic relationship with the ninth-grader and he introduced himself to the girl as Raju.

On Sunday morning he took the girl to the home of Aleya Begum Meghla, a tenant of local Shahidullah Miya of Kaderer Pool area, and raped her there. 

Later accused Raihanul allowed multiple other men to rape her. After the incident, the girl informed the police.

The victim’s mother told reporters that her daughter used to talk with the ASI and also occasionally met him.

Atiar Rahman, an uncle of the rape survivor, said: "My niece was introduced to ASI Raihan while he used to visit us to investigate a case. 

“He developed a good relationship with my niece from then on. She is a meritorious student."

Meanwhile, senior police officials visited Haragach police station after being informed of the incident. 

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