‘These incidents of violence against women are on the rise in absence of exemplary punishments against the culprits’
An indigenous teenager was reportedly raped, tortured, and murdered in her residence in the Khagrachhari Sadar upazila early Tuesday.
Locals informed the police after finding the girl dead in her room on Tuesday morning. They also apprehended three men suspected of their involvement and handed them over to Khagrachhari police station.
The suspects were identified as: Kombol Tripura, Rume Tripura, and Kiron Tripura.
According to locals, the three suspects were spotted around the girl’s residence on the night of the incident. They suspect that finding the girl alone at her home, these men raped and murdered her.
Khagrachhari Additional Superintendent of Police (Media) MM Salahuddun said: “Police recovered her body from her residence in the Bogpara area and sent it for autopsy to the Khagrachhari General Hospital.”
The three arrested are currently being interrogated and a case is being filed in this connection, he added.
Khagrapur Women’s Union President Shefalika Tripura said: “These incidents of violence against women are on the rise in absence of exemplary punishments against the culprits. We were informed that the girl was tortured mercilessly. We demand the men responsible be brought to justice.”