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Attack on UNO: Chargesheet submitted making Rabiul as lone accused

Published : Saturday, 21 November, 2020 at 11:43 PM  Count : 143

Attack on UNO: Chargesheet submitted making Rabiul as lone accused

Attack on UNO: Chargesheet submitted making Rabiul as lone accused

The Detective Branch (DB) of police have submitted charge sheet to court mentioning Rabiul Islam, a suspect in the attack on Ghoraghat upazila UNO Wahida Khanam and her father, as the lone accused.

Investigative Officer (IO) of the case and Dinajpur DB Police's officer-in-charge (OC) Imam Abu Zafar submitted the attempted murder chargesheet against Rabiul to the Dinajpur Senior Judicial Magistrate (Amli Court-7) on Saturday evening.

After submitting the chargesheet, he said the DNA and forensic tests point to Rabiul Islam in the crime scene.

Besides, the evidence collected from Rabiul's home and the place of occurence had matched. Examining the CCTV footage, Rabiul's involvement in the incident was found.

Zafar said that Rabiul confessed to the court of the crime under the Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

On September 2, Rabiul and others entered the official residence of Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam at night. They first tied up the security guard and broke in through the ventilators through the back of the house.

The attackers hacked Wahida indiscriminately, leaving her critically injuried, and went on to attack her father Omar Ali Sheikh, 70, who rushed in to save her.

The father and daughter were taken to Rangpur Medical College and Hospital.

Wahida Khanam's brother Sheikh Farid filed a case with Ghoraghat Police Station in connection with the incident.

On September 11, Rabiul Islam, 43, who had been suspended from his post of the gardener over a theft case, was arrested from his house.

On September 20, he gave confessional statement to a court.

Later, the UNO was airlifted from Rangpur to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Dhaka by a Bangladesh Air Force helicopter.

Four persons including a Jubo League leader who were detained in connection with the incident were released on bail.

On October 1, Wahida was discharged from the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital after about one month of treatment.


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