Barishal ward councillor arrested on rape charges

A ward councillor was arrested in a case filed over rape of a woman at Mogorpara area of Kashimpur on Thursday.

The arrestee was identified as Azad Hossain Molla Kalam, councillor of Barishal City Corporation’s 30th ward.

Promising to marry the victim, Kalam raped her several times, said officer-in-charge of Barishal Airport Police Station, Komolesh Chandra Halder.

On Thursday, he raped her again. After this, the victim pressured Kalam to marry her but Kalam.

However, a police complaint was lodged on Friday afternoon alleging rape, OC Halder said.

Based on complaint, Kalam, also the president of Barishal District Truck Workers Union, was arrested from Bakerganj on Friday evening, said sub-inspector Saidul Islam.

Meanwhile, the woman was taken to the OCC of Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital from the Victim Support Center of Barishal Metropolitan Police for medical treatment and examination.

Source: United News of Bangladesh