Police official suspended for alleged involvement in gang-rape of ninth-grader

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police in Rangpur was suspended today for his alleged involvement in gang-raping a ninth-grader in Rangpur.

Raihanul Islam, an assistant sub-inspector of the Detective Branch (DB) in Rangpur, was attached to Rangpur police line after suspension, said Abu Maruf Hossain, deputy commissioner of Rangpur Metropolitan Police.

Police also detained two women, Aleya Begum (35) and Shurovi, for assisting the rapists, the police official said.

According to the case statement, the police official identified himself as Raju, and was in a relationship with the victim.

On Sunday, Raihanul took the girl to Aleya Begum’s residence and raped her. Then, two others also raped the girl, according to the case statement. On information, police rushed to the spot and rescued the girl.

The victim’s father filed a case with Haragachh Police Station under Rangpur Metropolitan Police later that night.

The case was handed over to Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) for further investigation, our Rangpur correspondent reports quoting the police official.

Police say they are also on the lookout for the two other accused in the case.



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