Amid huge public outcry, police have formed a three-member committee to investigate the sensational rape and murder of teenage girl Beauty Akhtar of Brahmondora village in Habiganj’s Shayestaganj upazila after 12 days.
Habiganj Superintendent of Police (SP) Bidhan Tripura formed the panel on Thursday with Additional SP ASM Shamsur Rahman Bhuiyan as its head.
The two other members of the committee were Baniachong circle Additional SP Shoilen Chakma and Sadar circle Assistant SP Rabiul Islam.
The probe team was asked to submit its findings within three working days, Bidhan said.
According to case details, Sayed Ali’s daughter Beauty, 16, was abducted by one Babul Miah and his accomplices of the same village on January 21. Babul then raped Beauty numerous times holding her hostage in unknown places for a month.
Last month, after Babul let Beauty go, her father had filed an abduction and rape case against the rapist and his mother, a member of Brahmandora Union Parishad, at the district’s Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on March 1.
As Babul started to threaten Beauty's family to withdraw the case, she was sent to her grandfather's house at Gunipur village in Lakhai upazila.
On the night of March 16, Babul reportedly abducted Beauty again from there and raped her before killing her.
Police recovered her body from the haor area in Shayestaganj the next day.
The incident had created a widespread outcry among people when a photograph of her body lying on a field went viral on Facebook.
On March 18, Beauty’s father Sayed filed the murder case accusing Babul and several unknown others at Shayestaganj police station.
While Babul went into hiding following the murder, his mother Kolom Chan and another suspect named Ismail were detained by police on March 21.