Three govt officials sued for rape of domestic help
A case has been filed against four persons including three government officials for allegedly raping a domestic help at Fatikchhari upazila in Chattogram.
The victim filed the case with Fatikchhari Police Station on Thursday, said Md Masud Ibne Anwar, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station.
The accused government officials are Ansar and VDP officer Md Saidul Islam, 50, former election officer of Ramgarh upazila in Khagrachhari district Md Humayun Kabir, 45, and Sundarpur upazila's Ansar commander Md Yakub Ali, 60. Another female domestic help was also made accused in the case.
The accused officials lived in a rented house near the upazila complex as bachelors.
The case statement states that Md Saidul Islam and Md Humayun Kabir lived at a house at Dakkhin Rangamatia. The woman started working at their house three to four months ago. At about 3:00pm on March 27 last, another woman named Shikha Shil told the victim to come to work over a phone call. After the woman reached there, Saidul dragged her to the room of Md Humayun Kabir. Then both of them raped her. At that time, Yakub Ali and another woman guarded the house staying outside.
The victim said she was intimidated following the incident. The accused also asked her not to tell the matter to anyone else. Besides, they assured her of providing compensation. Following the incident, Md Sayeedul Islam provided the woman Tk 20,000 through another Ansar official.
When contacted, Ansar-VDP officer Saidul Islam denied the allegations and termed them as conspiracies.
On the other hand, the election officer Md Humayun Kabir declined to talk on this issue over phone.
On May 11, the victim narrated her ordeal to the upazila chairman and female vice-chairman. Later, police were informed and a complaint was lodged.
"A rape case has been filed against them following the complaint", said the OC.