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Father, son held over killing schoolgirl after rape in Barishal

Published : Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 at 5:30 PM  Count : 385

Father, son held over killing schoolgirl after rape in Barishal

Father, son held over killing schoolgirl after rape in Barishal

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday arrested a father and his son reportedly for killing a 9-year-old schoolgirl after rape at Babuganj upazila in Barishal district on May 3.

The arrested are Sultan Hawlader, 50, and his son Md Tawhid Hawlader, 30, both residents of Madarshi Hospital Road in Babuganj sadar upazila.
Meanwhile, the victim Tamanna Akter was the niece of the accused Sultan and cousin of another accused Tawhid. She was a third grader of Agarpur Government Primary School and a resident of the area.

RAB-8 Deputy Commander Kazi Zubayer Alam Shovon confirmed the matter in a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Quoting the arrested, the RAB official said Tamanna went her uncle's house on May 2. Later in the morning of May 3, Tawhid forcibly violated the girl when he found her alone in the house.

Hearing the victim's scream, the family members along with Sultan Hawlader rushed there and rescued the girl. After a while, around 12pm on the same day, Sultan along with Tawhid allegedly strangled the victim to death. Then they kept hanging the body with the stairs of their house, he said.

Later, the victim's mother lodged a case with Ujirpur Model Police Station on May 8.

Following the case, a team of the elite force, combined with RAB-8 and RAB-10, conducted a drive in Chunaghat Bazar under Faridpur Kotwali Police Station and arrested the duo, said the RAB official.

They were handed over to Ujirpur Police Station and legal actions will be taken in this regard, added the commander.


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