Schoolgirl murdered after rape, house tutor among 3 held in Noakhali

Police say the accused was furious after the victim began taking lessons from a different tutor

Three persons including a house tutor have been arrested in connection with the murder of Tasnia Hossain Adita, an eighth grader at Noakhali Government Girls High School in the district.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Md Shahidul Islam said this while addressing a press conference at his office in the district town on Friday.

The arrestees were identified as house tutor Abdur Rahim Rony, 20, son of Khalil Miah, resident of Noakhali Pourasava area and his acquaintances Sayeed, 20, and Israfil, 14, of the same area.

SP Shahidul Islam said Adita started to take lessons from another private tutor leaving Rony a few days ago. It made Rony furious over Adita.

However, he continued to visit Adita's house. Taking advantage of the absence of Adita's mother at home, sometime between 12pm and 2pm on Thursday Rony went to Adita's house and first raped her. 

In order to conceal the rape, Rony later slit her throat with a knife. 

To then divert the incident to another direction, he threw all the dresses and other things from the almirah, all over the floor in a scattered way.

SP Shahidul said after the recovery of the body of the slain schoolgirl, police launched several drives and arrested Abdur Rahim Rony. His two associates were also arrested during the drive.

Besides, police seized a knife from the spot which was used in committing the murder. 

SP Shahidul Islam said a case was filed in this connection.

Police recovered Adita's body from a room of Jahan Manzil around 9:30pm on Thursday. Her body bore several marks of injury.