Two govt officials among four sued for ‘raping’ domestic help

A case has been filed against two government officials and two others for allegedly violating a domestic help in Fatikchhari upazila of Chattogram.

The victim filed the case at Fatikchhari police station on Thursday, said Md. Masud Ibne Anwar, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station.

The accused are-Ansar and VDP officer Md. Saidul Islam and former Upazila Election Officer Md. Humayun Kabir. The identities of the two others are yet to be known.

According to the case statement, the accused officials lived in a rented house near the upazila complex as bachelors. The victim and another girl named Shikha Shil used to work in their house.

On March 27, around 3pm, Shikha called her on her mobile phone and asked her to come in the house.

When she reached at the house, they raped her in turns and threatened her not to disclose the matter to anyone.

On May 11, the victim narrated her ordeal to the upazila chairman and female vice-chairman, following which the police were informed and a complaint was lodged.

“A case of rape has been filed against them following the complaint”, said the OC.

When contacted, Ansar-VDP officer Saidul Islam denied the allegations and termed it as conspiracy.

On the other hand, the Election Officer Mohammad Humayun Kabir declined to talk about the matter on his mobile phone.

Source: United News of Bangladesh