Prime accused in Beauty rape, murder case arrested

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31 March, 2018 13:02 PM

Prime accused in Beauty rape, murder case arrested

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The prime accused in the case filed over the rape and murder of a 16-year-old Beauty Akhter of Shayestaganj upazila in Habiganj has been arrested on Saturday morning.

The held is Babul Mia, the prime accused in the case filed in connection with the rape and murder of Beauty Akter, of Habiganj.

A joint team of Rapid Action Battalion and police have arrested the alleged killer during a drive from Bianibazaar area of Sylhet today.

Md Moniruzzaman, additional superintendent of police of RAB, has confirmed the news.

The police, on March 30, have formed a three-member committee to investigate the rape and murder of a 16-year-old Beauty Akhter in Habiganj's Shayestaganj upazila.

Bidhan Tripura, superintendent of police (SP) in Habiganj, formed the probe committee on Thursday, 14 days after the body of the victim was recovered from a haor in the area.

The probe committee led by Additional Superintendent of Police Shamsur Rahman has been asked to submit its report within three working days.

Locals spotted the body of Beauty in a haor area on March 16. She was allegedly abducted and was murdered after raped by one Babul Mia, son of a union Parishad member.

Victim’s father Sayed Ali filed a case with Shayestaganj Police Station in Habiganj in this connection on March 18.

According to the case statement, Beauty, a resident of Brahmondora village in the upazila, had been stalked and sexually harassed on her way to school and later to work by Babul and his accomplices.

Refused by Beauty, Babul, a 30-year-old married man and father of one, allegedly abducted her from her home on January 21.

Later, he held her captive at an unknown place until February 21 and raped her several times.

Then Sayed Ali filed a rape and abduction case with Habiganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal against Babul Mia and his mother, who is a union Parishad member.

Babul started threatening Sayed and his family members soon after the case was filed and out of fear, Sayed sent Beauty to a relative's house in Lakhai upazila on March 13.

But, Babul allegedly kidnapped her from the relative's house on March 16. Beauty's body was recovered the next day.