Bashundhara Group chairman, MD and six others are accused in the case
A Dhaka court has ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit the inquiry report in a case filed against Bashundhara Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir and seven others in connection with the rape and murder of a college student in the city’s Gulshan area by November 2.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nivana Khair Jesi passed the order on Wednesday after Investigation Officer Golam Moktar Ashrafuddin, also an inspector of PBI, failed to submit the report of the case, according to media reports.
After the body of the 21-year-old college student was recovered in a Gulshan flat on April 26, her elder sister filed a suicide abetment case against Anvir with the Gulshan police station.
The final report was given to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka on July 19 by Abul Hasan, the case's investigating officer and also the officer-in-charge of Gulshan police station.
A Dhaka court accepted the final report on August 18 and released Anvir from the charge.
However, on September 6, the victim's elder sister filed a new lawsuit against Anvir in Dhaka's Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 8, accusing him of rape and murdering the girl.
The chairman of the Bashundhara Group, Ahmed Akbar Sobhan alias Shah Alam, and six others were also charged with abetment in the case.
Anvir was denied anticipatory bail in the case on September 29 by the High Court.