Judicial

Woman ‘assaulted by cop’ in Sitakunda: SI withdrawn

A sub-inspector of Sitakunda Police Station was withdrawn allegedly for assaulting the wife of an accused and looted valuables from their house in Sitakunda upazila.

Additional Superintendent of Sitakunda circle Ashraful Karim said the punitive action was taken against SI Mahbub Morshed after getting allegation of unprofessional behavior during a drive to arrest an accused in a case.

“Investigation is on and departmental action will be taken against him if he is found guilty after investigation,” he said.

According to police , Khaleda Akter, wife of Nurul Islam, a warranted accused in a case, lodged a written complaint with police against SI Mahbub for physically assaulting her and looting valuables from their house.

According to the complaint, SI Mahbub along with five constables raided the house of Nur Islam to arrest him.

As Nurul was absconding, SI Mahbub sought the key of the almirah of her house and physically assaulted her.

Later, they looted Tk 1.5 lakh, half tolas of gold ornaments and academic certificates of their son Riaz.

She also demanded justice for the incident.

Contacted, SI Mahbub, said the allegations brought against him is false.

Source: United News of Bangladesh