3 arrested for raping, killing mentally-challenged woman in Sylhet

Shining BD Desk || Shining BD

Published: 12/21/2022 6:22:30 AM

Police arrested three people in connection with the killing of a mentally-challenged woman after raping her in Gowainghat upazila of the district.

The arrestees--Jabbar Miah, son of Jalil Miah of Mujibnagar village, Bachhu Miah, son of Barek Miah of the same village and Sebul Miah, son of Harunur Rashid of Budhigaon Haor village, were all residents of the upazila.

Probas Kumar Singha, senior assistant superintendent of police (Gowainghat circle) of the district police, disclosed these at a press conference at Gowainghat police station on Tuesday noon.

He said the arrestees were Yaba addicts and accused of several cases including theft and other anti-social activities.

The accused hit upon a plan to rape the mentally-challenged woman when they were taking Yaba at the house of Jabbar on the night of December 11.

As per plan, they took away the woman to a hillock on the pretext of giving her food and other things, he said.

The trio killed her by hitting her on the head and other parts of the body with sticks and stones when she tried to resist their attempts to rape her, the police officer narrated.

Police recovered the body from the hillock upon information from the locals as they spotted her on December 12 morning, he said.

The police station’s Sub Inspector Jahirul Islam Khan filed a murder case accusing some individuals as unidentified on the same day.

The clueless case’s Investigation Officer Emrul Kabir arrested Jabbar, Bachhu and Sebul on December 15, 18 and 19 respectively from several areas.

Clothes and other valuables of the victim were recovered from the spot upon information revealed from the accused, he said, adding that the arrestees landed in jail through a court.



Source: UNB 

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