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CID claim to have ‘a lot of information’ related to Tonu murder
Observer Online Desk
Published :Thursday, 21 April, 2016,  Time : 2:25 PM  View Count : 51
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police claim to have unearthed ‘much information’ in their investigation into the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu despite their failure to find the motive or identify the killers even after a month.

CID Special Superintendent of Police Abdul Kahar Akanda says they are still verifying the pieces of information.

“We hope to solve the case very soon,” he told reporters in Comilla on Wednesday.

Akanda was the investigation officer in many sensational cases including the Bangabandhu murder, the Aug 21 grenade attack and the BDR mutiny.

Now he is heading the team of investigators assisting the main panel probing the murder case started last month by Tonu’s father, a fourth-class employee at the Comilla Cantonment Board.

Akanda and his team from Dhaka went to Comilla and questioned four people including Tonu’s relatives on Wednesday.

Before returning to the capital in the afternoon, he said, “We collected a lot of information during the questioning.”

He said so far they have questioned 56 people of the area including Tonu’s family.

Regarding quizzing her family over and over, Akanda said, “We have so much to learn from them as they are the victims here. We are still trying to gather more information from them.”

The CID team on Tuesday again questioned the doctor who conducted the first post-mortem on Tonu’s body.

Victoria Government College student Tonu’s dead body was found several hundred yards from her home inside Comilla Cantonment on the night of Mar 20.

On seeing her corpse, police suspected she had been raped before the murder.

Amidst raging protests throughout Bangladesh, forensic experts said they did not find any evidence of rape during examinations on her remains.

A second post-mortem was conducted following a court order 18 days ago, but the findings have not been made public.

After the murder last month, Kotwali police had started the investigation. But soon the case was transferred to the Detective Branch before the CID were put on it.

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