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Manikganj rape accused held

  • Published at 05:31 am October 25th, 2018
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The uncle of the 12-year-old student allegedly also killed her and burned her body

Law enforcement officials on Wednesday arrested the accused in the Akhi rape and murder case in Doulatpur of Manikganj.

The arrested was identified as Shahadat Hossain, 33, son of Abdul Latif in Shamnagar of Doulatpur, and an uncle of the victim.

Md Ashraful Alam, investigation officer of the case, said Doulatpur police station Officer-in-Charge Sunil Kumar Karmakar arrested Shahadat from the Barbaria School area of Dhamrai in a drive at night.

The OC said locals spotted the body of Akhi, 12, daughter of Abul Hossain of Tebaria village, in an abandoned area of Chakmipur village under Doulatpur, in the morning and informed police.

The police recovered the body and filed a case with the police station on October 21.

According to previous reports, Shahadat, the uncle of the girl, picked up her from her village on October 18 and took her to Digholia, where she studied at madrasa while living at her grandmother's house. He had also told the mother of girl that he would help her to reach her grandmother's house. But he allegedly took her to Chakmipur forcefully, confined the girl in a house there for two days and raped her.

Later, he strangled to death her, burned the body after pouring petrol on it, and dumped it in an anabandoned area.

The whole body, except for the face, was charred, the OC said.

The OC added Shahadat had confessed to the incident in his statement.

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