Police on Sunday arrested former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station in Feni Moazzem Hossain in Dhaka on Sunday.
Moazzem was held in a case filed over circulating a video on social media on Feni madrassah student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who later died after being set on fire.
On May 27, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Moazzem Hossain in the case. But he could not be traced after the issuance of warrant for his arrest.
The Police Bureau of Investigation found the allegations against Moazzem after Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s murder to be authentic.
Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul HaqueSumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on May 15.
Moazzem summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrassah’s Principal Sirajud Doula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.
Moazzem interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman. She was crying but the Moazzem paid no heed and kept questioning her using inappropriate language.
Nusrat’s mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter’s sexual harassment. On April 6, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, by people loyal to Siraj Ud Doula.
She died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence.