HC observing govt’s steps over Pabna victim’s forced marriage with rapist


DHAKA, Sept 11, 2019 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today said it is
observing steps being taken by the government over the alleged forced
marriage of a victim of gang rape with one of the rapists inside police
station in Pabna recently.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and
Justice Md Khairul Alam said these when three Supreme Court lawyers drew
court’s attention to the matter.

Jamiul Haque Faisal, Gazi Forhad Reza and Rohani Siddiqua drew court’s
attention to reports of different national dailies on the issue and pleaded
for suo moto order against the accused officer in-charge (OC) of Pabna Sadar
Police Station.

“We had brought a couple of newspaper reports on the matter to court’s
attention. The court said, already the administration has taken step over the
matter and asked the accused OC to show cause. Then why you have come here
again,” said advocate Faisal.

“The court further said as it is an administrative matter and the
authorities are taking action; let’s see what steps they do take. If the
steps of the administration are not satisfactory, you come here again next
week; we will look into the matter. We are observing the matter through
media,” Faisal further said, quoting the court.