Police not recording sexual harassment case: Victim

Published : 05 Jul 2021 09:04 PM
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Savar police allegedly did not received the case regarding sexually harassment and torturing a housemaid, aged around 28 years, even after passing 14 days of the incident, rather police trying to conceal the matter through taking a General Diary producing the incident as Non-Cognizable offence, after Bangladesh Post runs a report bringing the issue in light, titled ‘Housemaid tortured, no action taken yet’, on last June 27, Sunday. The harassment and tortured incident took place on last June 21, Monday at Talbag area in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital.

“I had lodged a written complaint soon after the incident on June 21 night and repeatedly requested to police to file my case, but they did not respond. At one stage they asked me to filed a General Diary again on June 26 night 5 days after the incident, and later they said they will be send the GD to court and action will be taken if they get permission by the court, after filing the GD”, said the victim.

Bangladesh Post obtained both copies of the written complaint and the GD, filed by the victim.

The victim further alleged, Mr. Enamul, the investigation officer and SI of Savar model police station, behaving with her like an accused, whenever she trying to contact with him. “It seems in SI Enamul’s behavior that I am the guilty”.

However, denying the allegations, Enamul, Sub-inspector of Savar model police station said, no one behaved with her rudely, rather she was given all sorts of cooperation from police. 

When asked why police asked her to file another GD over the same incident, SI replied, “It’s a non cognizable offence, therefore her complaint turned into GD, and we send it to the court sought the permission to investigate it. When contacted, Abdullahel Kafee, Additional Superintendent (Crime) of Dhaka Zila police told The Bangladesh Post, ‘We usually always make importance any of women complaints, so it’s not supposed to happen’, assuring that he will look into the issues.