Suraya, a student of Willes Little Flower School and College was stabbed by her stalker on Wednesday in Dhaka’s Kakrail area.
She passed away at the intensive care unit around 8:30am yesterday after succumbing to her injuries, says DMCH police outpost In-Charge Md Bachhu Miah.
On August 24,Suraya was critically stabbed on a foot over-bridge crossing, returning home from school by an unidentified assailant.
Suraya’s mother Tania Hossain suspects an Obaidul Khan of the stabbing.
She says her daughter had refused Obaidul’s advances, a cutting master of a Baishakhi Ladies Tailors on Elephant Road’s Eastern Moillika Shopping Mall.
He got hold of her phone number when they went to the tailors to make Suraya’s clothes.
Suraya was the daughter of Ramjan Ali, a cable trader.
A murder case was filed with the Ramna police station by Tania Hossain.
Meanwhile, hundreds of students of Willes Little Flower School and College took to the streets protesting the murder of the 8 grader, yesterday.
They also demanded the arrest of Obaidul within 24 hours.
Muntasir Rahman, a class twelve student of the college said: “We are giving the 24 hour ultimatum because the police do not seem very keen on arresting Obaidul or investigating the case.”
Principal of the School Abul Hossain said: “Suraya’s janaza was held at the school today while a memorial will be held on Monday,” adding that they want justice for her murder.
Officer-in-Charge of Ramna police station Moshiur Rahman said they have tracked down the stalker and drives are underway to apprehend and arrest him.
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad also demanded Obaidul Khan’s arrest and asked to ensure the security of Suraya’s family through a press release yesterday.
They also urged the government to enact and implement laws effectively against sexual harassment.