Councillor sued over sexual harassment of colleague

Published : 04 Feb 2023 09:52 PM

A case has been filed against Ward No-9 councillor Abdul Quader Miah in Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur district over sexual harassment of a female councilor.

According to the case statement, the councillor often made unethical proposals to the victim and attempted to assault her sexually.

“At 12.40pm on January 21, the accused made a phone call to the victim and made unethical proposal again. At 3.00pm, the victim went to meet with Ghoraghat mayor to discuss about distribution of TCB products. She had to wait in the accused councillor’s room as the mayor was busy with his work at that time. 

The councillor then attempted to assault the victim sexually,” said the statement.

The victim lodged a case with Ghoraghat Police Station in this regard.

About the allegation Abdul Quader Miah said, “Allegations in the case are false. I was not present in the office on that day.”

Ghoraghat Mayor Abdus Sattar Milon said a case has been filed over the matter and police are investigating it.