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O Level student rape: Police allowed to conduct drug test on Dihan

  • Published at 05:04 pm January 13th, 2021
Police escort Fardin Iftekhar Dihan, the lone accused in a case filed over the rape and murder of an O Level student in Kalabagan, Dhaka, to a lower court in the capital on Friday, January 8, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yeasmin Ara passed the order on Wednesday

A Dhaka court on Wednesday allowed police to conduct drug test on Fardin Iftekhar Dihan, the lone accused in the case filed over the rape and murder of the O level student at his residence in Dhaka's Kalabagan area.

Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yeasmin Ara passed the order after Kalabagan police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) AFM Asaduzzaman, also the investigation officer (IO) of the rape and murder case, submitted a petition seeking permission in this regard.

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Earlier on Sunday, the same court accepted two petitions submitted by the IO of the case to conduct DNA test of Fardin and the victim’s blood-stained clothes.

What happened?

On January 7, the victim left her house at around 11:45am after telling her mother over the phone that she was going to a coaching class to collect some worksheets, according to the case statement.

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Dihan called the victim's mother at 1:18pm and said her daughter had gone to his house at Kalabagan’s Lake circus area, where she had fallen sick

Dihan asked her mother to go to the emergency department of Anwer Khan Modern Hospital at Kalabagan area, where her daughter had been taken.

When the victim’s mother reached the hospital, the on-duty doctor informed her that her daughter had been murdered after rape, said the case statement.

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The parents of the victim learnt later that Dihan had asked the victim to go to his flat, which was empty as the other members of his family were out at the time. He raped their daughter there and took her to the hospital when she started to bleed profusely. 

Following which the victim’s father filed a case with Kalabagan police station against Dihan -- who claims to have recently passed his A Level examinations -- on the same day.

According to the confession of Dihan before a Dhaka court on January 8, police told reporters that Dihan had a plan and had intentionally called the victim to his house. 

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