The policeman who reportedly harassed and teased a female teacher for wearing a teep in the capital has been identified as constable Nazmul Tareq.
Departmental action would be taken against the constable, Sher-E-Bangla Nagar police station OC Utpal Barua told The Business Standard.
The Tejgaon College teacher, Dr Lata Samaddar filed a general diary (GD) with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station against the policeman for harassment and alleged attempt on her life for wearing a "teep".
In the GD filed on 2 April, Dr Lata stated that a man wearing a police uniform verbally abused her for wearing a "teep", near the Farmgate area in the capital Saturday.
"When I protested the harassment, the policeman tried to run me over with his motorcycle. I moved away and tried to save my life. But I fell under the bike and got severely injured," she added.
Dr Lata Samaddar said when she informed the incident to the nearby traffic police officers, they advised her to file a complaint in the police station.
The incident triggered widespread criticism and protests both online and offline.
Women's activist organisation Naripokkho staged a protest against the harassment incident.
Actor Subarna Mustafa MP, at a point-of-order in the National Parliament Sunday, denounced the reported harassment and said it is a shameful incident for all.