Body in train bogie
Prime suspect held over Asma's rape, murder
Police have arrested the main suspect in the murder of madrasa girl Asma Akter after rape.
Maruf Hasan Badhan was arrested by Panchagarh Police Station on Thursday night, said OC Abu Akkas, adding that they will send him to the railway police station concerned by Friday.
Earlier on August 19, police recovered the body of Asma from the toilet of an abandoned bogie of 'Balaka Express' at Dhaka's Kamalapur Railway Station.
Daughter of Abdur Razzak from Konpara village in Sadar upazila of Panchagarh, Asma passed Dakhil examination (equivalent to Secondary School Certificate) from Khan Bahadur Mokhlesur Rahman Madrasa.
The autopsy, conducted on the body of 18-year-old girl on Tuesday, found the evidence of rape and murder, said police.
Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) forensic department lecturer Dr Pradip Biswas told reporters that evidence of rape and strangulation was found in the postmortem. Brsides, injury marks were also found on the girl's throat, he added.
Later, Asma's uncle Md Razu lodged a case with Kamalapur GRP Police Station accusing Maruf Hasan Badhan, a resident of Asma's neighbour village.
Family members said Asma went out of home on August 18 without informing them anything and they came to know about her death the next morning.
Shefali Begum, mother of the victim, also said they have been informed that Asma had a love affair with Badhan, and she eloped with him.