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Saturday, March 14, 2015, Falgun 30, 1421 BS, Jamadi ul Awwal 22, 1436 Hijr

Barisal cop withdrawn for torturing underage wife
Published : Saturday, 14 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 10

BARISAL, Mar 13: A police official of Kawnia Police Station was withdrawn here on Friday for torturing his third wife who is happened to be underage.
Barisal Police Lines Inspector (reserved force) Abu Zafar said that Sub-Inspector Abdul Wares, 40, has been closed following the filing of a case against him on March 10 for regularly torturing his 14-year-old third wife Habiba Akhter Marufa confining her to his house for dowry.
Victim's mother Mahmuda Begum lodged the complaint under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on March 10 and the victim also gave her statement before Metropolitan Magistrate Rafiqul Islam on March 11.
However, the police officer accused of torturing his minor wife remained missing since March 11, according to investigation officer of the case SI Selim Reza.
Shoibal Kanti Chowdhury, commissioner of Barisal Metropolitan Police, said they were trying to arrest the accused SI. In her complaint, the victim's mother alleged that SI Wares married her daughter Habiba concealing the fact that he has two more wives, and he used to regularly torture Marufa for dowry.    ?UNB

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