Saturday 3, June 2023

Female college teacher harassed for wearing teep

Staff Reporter: The police constable, who harassed and threatened a female college teacher for wearing teep, has been identified.

Teep is a decorative mark worn in the middle of the forehead by women in the Indian subcontinent.

The constable was identified as Nazmul Tareque.

Confirming the news, Biplob Kumar Sarkar, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Tejgaon division, said he was taken into police custody.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam said that departmental action will be taken against him.

Earlier on Saturday, a female teacher of a college in the city filed a complaint with the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station alleging that a police officer harassed her for wearing bindi in capital’s Farmgate area.

The police official also tried to run her over with his bike when she protested. She saved herself by quickly moving aside, but sustained some injuries as she fell on the street, says the complaint filed with police.


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