Khulna ASI held for raping India-returned woman in quarantine

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police was held Monday for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman who was under institutional quarantine in Khulna city after returning from India.

Sadar police arrested ASI Mokleshur Rahman soon after the woman had filed a case against him today, Khulna Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (South) Anwar Hossain confirmed.

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"Mokhlesur, posted at the Khulna Metropolitan Police Court, was assigned to the Primary Teachers Training Institute (PTI) quarantine centre on May 1," Anwar said. "Today the woman filed a written case with Khulna Sadar Police Station accusing Mokleshur of raping her at the quarantine facility Friday."

According to the First Information Report (FIR), the woman alleged that she was sent to 14-day mandatory quarantine at PTI, soon after returning from India on May 4; during the quarantine, Mokleshur and she had a romantic attachment and the policeman sexually assaulted her on May 14.

Source: United News of Bangladesh