Bashundhara Group chairman, MD and six others are accused in the case
The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has been asked to deal with the case filed against Bashundhara Group bosses and six others on charges of rape and murder of college student Mosarrat Jahan Munia.
Metropolitan magistrate Debabrata Biswas gave the PBI time till October 6 to file its investigation report after taking the First Information Report (FIR) into cognizance on Tuesday.
Sub-Inspector Swapon Kumar, general recording officer of the Dhaka’s Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.
On Monday, Munia’s elder sister Nusrat Jahan Tania filed the case with the Dhaka’s Eighth Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal against Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, his son and Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir, and six others.
The others named in the case are the Bashundhara chairman’s wife Afroza Akter, Anvir’s wife Sabrina Sobhan, showbiz models Faria Mahbub Piasha and Saifa Rahman Mim, flat owner Ibrahim Ahmed Ripon and his wife Sharmim Akhter.
After an initial hearing, Judge Mafruza Parveen asked Gulshan police to accept the allegations as FIR.
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Earlier, she had filed a case accusing Anvir of abetting the suicide of Munia. A Dhaka court cleared Anvir of the charges on August 18 after holding a hearing on the police’s final report. The court also rejected the no-confidence petition filed by the plaintiff.
Police recovered Munia’s body hanging from a ceiling fan in her flat at Gulshan on April 26.
The duo had been in a relationship for around two years and Anvir visited Munia’s flat in Gulshan regularly, police said after preliminary investigation.