‘You know me, my name is Daroga Arif’

Garment worker Sujan Hossain was beaten. Image-rights

A garment worker named Sujan Hossain (30) was beaten up by ASI Arif of Shibaloy Police Station while inquiring about the complaint of child rape at Shibaloy Police Station in Manikganj.

The incident took place inside Shivaloy police station on Saturday (August 20) afternoon.

It is known that the younger brother of Shivaloy Upazila Union Awami League leader tried to rape the 4-year-old daughter of Sujan Hossain. Sujan came home from Dhaka after knowing this incident. Then he demanded justice from the dignitaries in the area. But he did not get any trial for this incident in the area where the accused person is influential. Sujan filed a written complaint on August 14 at Shivaloy police station demanding justice. Sujan lives in Dhaka with his wife for work. He came home from Dhaka two days ago. Sujan went to Shivaloy police station yesterday (August 20) to inquire about the complaint before going to Dhaka for work. Sujan Hossain alleged that he was beaten up by ASI Arif, a member of the police station.

The victim Sujan Hossain is a resident of Shivaloy Upazila. In this regard, he said to the journalists, 6 to 7 months ago, upazila a. League leader’s brother. Later, the local magistrates settled the incident. I didn’t know about this. Then again he tried to rape my daughter. Later, I came home from Dhaka after finding out and sought justice from the elders in the area. When he revealed his incompetence, I went to the police station to take legal recourse.

He said that he did not get justice in the area and complained to Shivaloy police station on August 14. Yesterday afternoon I went to the police station with my daughter and mother to inquire about that complaint. As there is no OC sir in the police station, when ASI Arif calls me, I go to him and tell him all the incidents. Then when I left, Arif (ASI) pulled my shirt collar from behind and took me to a room next to OC sir’s room. There they abused me and beat me a lot. Arif says do you know who you filed a complaint against in police station.

Sujan says you are exaggerating this, you know me, you know Daroga Arif, my name is Daroga Arif. Who do you look like? Later I said sir I don’t know Kaor, I came to know about my complaint. Arif (ASI) insulted me and said, Who are you following? If you talk too much, I will hang you two feet up and send you to the court. Later Maira kicked me out of there. Then I left from there.

When asked about the demand for justice, Sujan said, those who will go to the police station for justice like me, should get proper justice. And not being tortured by the police. The victim’s father demanded exemplary punishment of the policeman.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Shivaloy police station said. Shaheen did not receive the call after several calls to his official mobile phone.

In this regard, Additional Superintendent of Police (Shibalaya Circle) Nurjahan Labani said that the accused ASI Arif Hossain has been withdrawn. Legal action will be taken in this case. He also said that the case of attempted rape will be seriously investigated.

Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.

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