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Woman strangled after rape

Update : 11 May 2015, 11:21 AM

Unknown criminals strangled a woman after raping her, and dumped her body at a crop field in the district's sadar upazila early Monday.

The deceased is Fahima Khatun, 30, daughter of Abdur Rahim of Telkupi village.

Locals said they noticed Fahima's body at a crop field near her house on Monday morning and informed the police.

On being informed, the police recovered the body and handed it over to the family members after autopsy, said Mizanur Rahman, OC Sadar police station.

He told the Dhaka Tribune: “Primarily we are suspecting that miscreants abducted her on Sunday night and strangled her after raping her.”

“We already have arrested Shariful for his alleged involvement with the crime. Further investigation is underway.”

Fahima's father Abdur Rahman claimed that Shariful killed his daughter following a land dispute.

He said: “We had a long-standing dispute over ownership of a land, and on Sunday afternoon Shariful engaged in an altercation with us over the issue.”

“He threatened to cause harm to my family. He might have killed my daughter in order to take revenge.”

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