Officer-in-Charge (OC) Obaidul Haque and Sub Inspector (SI) Ekramul Haque of Pabna Sadar Police Station were closed and suspended respectively today for their involvements in the forced marriage of a gang rape victim with one of the rapists.
The actions are taken against the police officers, as the three-member probe committee of the district police have found their involvements in the forced marriage.
On August 29, Russel Ahmed along with his four accomplices, all from Pabna Sadar upazila, allegedly abducted the victim of the same upazila and gang-raped her for several days.
After escaping the scene, the woman was admitted to Pabna General Hospital.
She submitted a written allegation to the police station on September 5.
Though police detained Russel, they did not file any case that time.
Rather, the police officers compelled the rape victim, who is already married and a mother of three children, to divorce her husband and marry Russel at the police station on September 6.
Later, the woman filed a case on Monday over the rape incident accusing Russel, Shariful Islam Ghontu, Hossain, Osman and Sanju hailing from different villages in Pabna Sadar.
The district police formed a three-member committee to probe the matter on the same day, after the incidents attracted media attention.
Meanwhile, Russel confessed to his crime before a local court in Pabna on Wednesday, said Additional Police Super of Pabna Sadar Circle Ibne Mizan.
Russel and Ghontu were produced before the court on Wednesday after being arrested on September 9 and on Wednesday respectively.
Hossain and Sanju were nabbed today morning and would be produced before the court today, said Mizan.
Another accused Osman is still at large.