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Case filed on charges of rape, murder of O Level student

  • Published at 01:47 pm January 8th, 2021
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Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Police will produce the lone accused, Fardin Iftekhar Dihan, before a court Friday afternoon

A case has been filed against Fardin Iftekhar Dihan on charges of rape and murder of an O Level student in Kalabagan, Dhaka.

The father of the 17-year-old victim filed the case against the lone accused with Kalabagan police station on Friday, said Sub-Inspector Asaduzzaman, also the investigating officer (IO) of the case.

Although the age of the accused was mentioned 18 years in the case statement, police said they would be able to confirm it after acquiring his birth certificate.

A relative of the victim said Dihan is an A Level student in another school in Dhaka. 

According to the case statement, the victim left her house at around 11:45am on Thursday after talking to her mother over mobile phone, telling her that she was going to a coaching class to collect some worksheets.

Dihan called the victim's mother at 1:18pm and said her daughter had gone to his house at Kalabagan where she fell sick.

As she was brought to the emergency department of Anwer Khan Modern Hospital, Dihan asked her mother to come there. 

When the victim's mother reached the hospital, the on-duty physician informed her that her daughter had been murdered after rape, said the case statement. 

The parents of the victim learnt later that Dihan had enticed their daughter to go to his flat, which was empty as the members of his family were out at the time, the case statement says.

He raped their daughter, and as she started to bleed profusely, he took her to the hospital.

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Upon receiving information, police went to the hospital and apprehended Dihan along with three of his friends.

They also collected the victim's body and sent it to the Dhaka Medical College morgue for autopsy.

The father of the victim told Dhaka Tribune that Dihan had admitted to killing his daughter after rape during primary interrogation.

Police will produce him before a court in Dhaka at around 3pm on Friday, he said.

"The law enforcement officials are also interrogating the three friends of Dihan's. If they are found to be involved, they will also be made accused in the case," he added.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner Sazzadur Rahman (Ramna zone) will hold a press conference over the matter on Friday afternoon, said IO Asaduzzaman.

Earlier on Thursday, an uncle of the victim said she had been tortured to death, while police could not confirm immediately if it was a case of rape.

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