Madaripur girl killed after rape: Accused held
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a man, accused of raping and killing a 10th grader, on Saturday morning from Sadar upazila in Madaripur district.
Additional Director of RAB-8 Madaripur camp Atika Islam at a press briefing said a RAB team raided Khagdi area and arrested Sajjad Hossain, 45, from his house around 5.00am.
Sajjad, an auto-rickshaw driver and a resident of the village, had confessed to his crimes. He was handed over to the Sadar Model Police Station in the afternoon.
On July 11, victim Dipty had gotten on Sajjad’s vehicle when returning home to Charmuguria from her sister’s house. She was the only passenger when the vehicle reached East Khagdi area where the driver lived.
Sajjad forcefully took her to his house where he raped the girl. But at one stage he strangled the victim. He tied bricks to her neck and put the body in a sack before dumping it in a nearby pond.
Two days later, locals saw the body floating in the pond and contacted police. The victim’s family identified the body from her clothes.
Her family filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station on July 14.