Panel formed to probe woman’s ‘gang-rape’ by Khulna cops

A three-member probe body has been formed to look into the reported gang-rape of a woman by five railway policemen, led by the OC, here before arresting her as a drug peddler.

The probe panel constituted on Monday with Assistant Police Superintendent (Railway Circle) Firoz Ahmed as its head was asked to submit its report within seven working days.

Besides, the medical test of the victim, mother of three, was also carried out at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Monday, said its physician Dr Anjan Kumar Chakrabarti.

Victim’s cousin said the woman came to Khulna from Jashore on Friday by a train. As she got down from the train at Khulna Railway Station around 7:30pm, some policemen took her to Khulna Government Railway Police (GRP) Station where five policemen, led by officer-in-charge Osman Goni, violated her one after another.

The following day, police produced the victim before a court showing her arrested with five bottles of Phensidyl, he alleged.

As the victim raised the allegation in the courtroom, the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court ordered medical test on her.