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Man arrested for raping, killing tenth-grader

  • Published at 07:30 pm July 20th, 2019
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RAB presents Sajjad Hossain Khan, a prime accused in dipti murder case, in front of the media on Saturday, July 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

On July 11, the victim, 14-year-old Dipty, had gotten on Sajjad's vehicle when returning home to Charmuguria from her sister's house

Rapid Action Battalion arrested a man accused of raping and killing a tenth-grade madrasa girl in Madaripur.

The accused Sajjad Hossain Khan, 40, who is a convicted felon for slaughtering a seven-year-old child in 1992, served his 18 years prison sentence in 2011.

The elite force conducted a drive at Sajjad’s house in the Sadar upazila's Charnachana village and arrested him early yesterday.

RAB-8 Commanding Officer Atika Islam disclosed the details of the case at a press briefing.

On July 11, the victim, 14-year-old Dipty, had gotten on Sajjad's vehicle when returning home to Charmuguria from her sister's house. She was the only passenger when the vehicle reached East Khagdi area where the driver lived.

Sajjad forcefully took her to his house where he sedated and raped the girl. But at one stage, when Dipty fell ill, he strangled her. He tied bricks to her neck and put the body in a sack before dumping it in a nearby pond.

Two days later, locals saw the body floating in the pond and contacted police. The victim's family identified the body from her clothes.

Her family filed a case with Sadar Model Police Station on July 14.