Thursday, 24th June 2021

Harun-or-Rashid arrested for allegedly raping and murdering 7 -year-old girl

Dhaka, Jul 14(BAN/CD): The body of the 7 year old girl was found by her family in an empty apartment at Bangaram in Wari.

She was the youngest among his four children and a nursery student of a school in the neighbourhood.

After taking permission from her mother, the girl left her apartment on the fifth floor on Friday evening to play with other children of the building as she would do every day.

The family began to look for her as she had remained missing for hours.

They called police after they found her blood-stained body lying on the floor with a rope around her neck. A forensic doctor said she was raped before being strangled, according to a report by bdnews24.

The accused, Harun-or-Rashid was arrested on Saturday, in his home in Cumilla. He also admitted to his crimes.

Harun lived in a flat on the seventh floor of the building with his cousin at Wari and worked in his cousin’s shop at Thatari Bazar.

The victim’s father has demanded maximum punishment for Harun within the shortest time possible.

“I could not save my child. Please keep your child safe from such perverted beasts,” he said at a news conference on Sunday.

The mother was refusing to drink or eat after losing the girl, he said. “She (the mother) is crying all the time holding her (the girl’s) books, clothes,” the man said.

 

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