ASI accused in female constable rape arrested

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The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector Kalimur Rahman, who is accused of raping his former wife and police constable, in Cox’s Bazar.

A team of detectives found him in Cox’s Bazar following a tip-off and arrested him yesterday morning, DB Deputy Commissioner (East) Mahbub Alam told the Dhaka Tribune. They were on their way to Dhaka when this report was filed.

Kalimur has been on the run since his former wife filed a rape case against him on Saturday.

During a press briefing at DMP Media Centre earlier yesterday, DMP Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam said the DB had traced Kalimur’s location and arresting him was only a matter of time.

Asked about departmental actions against the accused, he said the actions will be taken after an investigation.

About the police’s delay in taking on such cases, he said it is a part of the police investigation that the superior authority will supervise the case proceedings to see whether the right procedure is being followed.

If the procedure is delayed for any reason, the supervisor will mention it in the report and action will be taken accordingly, the joint commissioner said.

The constable in question was alleged to have been gang-raped by her former husband and three others between June 10 and June 13. She managed to flee and arrived at a One-Stop Crisis Centre on June 13.

Her medical examination was done the following day, and the report was finalised on Tuesday under the supervision of the forensic department head Prof Mohammad Habibuzzaman Chowdhury.

The victim left the One-Stop Crisis Centre on Monday. Since then, she has been  receiving medical treatment at Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital.

“We found evidence of physical intercourse. But as she was divorced and had not been involved in such activities [since then], it can be said that she was raped. We have found injury marks on her right thigh that proves she was tortured,” the forensic expert said.

However, it could not be known if she was raped by more than one, he said, but did not comment on the DNA test being carried on the samples collected from the victim.

Police, meanwhile, insist that Kalimur will not get any privilege for being a member of the force.

Kalimur and the victim were married in 2011, but got divorced last year after he demanded Tk10 lakh in dowry.

Source: Dhaka Tribune