A Sub-Inspector (SI) of Sirajdikhan Police Station has been arrested for allegedly molesting a sixth-grade student at Sirajdikhan Upazila in Munshiganj district.
SI Jahidul Islam has also been suspended after a lawsuit was filed over the incident on Friday.
Officer-In-Charge Abul Bashar told bdnews24.com that district Superintendent of Police (SP) Habibur Rahman ordered suspension and arrest of the SI after charges were pressed.
The OC said Jahidul was a tenant and used to stay at the house of the victim’s family.
Her parents went to Dhaka on June 8 leaving their daughter alone. As they failed to return by that night, they asked Jahidul’s wife on telephone to keep their daughter with them.
As the victim was sleeping with Jahidul’s daughter who is also her age, Jahidul took the victim to the next room and violated her at gun point.
Jahidul also asked the victim to not disclose the incident to anyone.
As another woman tenant asked her about her sickness, the victim admitted the assault on her. The woman tenant informed the incident to the victim’s mother on Friday.
The father filed the lawsuit the same day.
OC Bashar said they were investigating the incident.