A note saying 'I am the prime accused in a gang-rape case' was found around from his neck
On Thursday evening, a dead body was found in Amin Model Town in Savar. When police arrived to take custody of the body, they found a note saying: "I am the prime accused in a rape case" around his neck.
Savar police confirmed that the body has been positively identified as Ripon, a line chief at a local garments, and the note is true.
Inspector Jabed Masud said Ripon is the mastermind in a case filed over gang-raping a 14-year-old RMG worker who died on January 8.
Savar model police station Officer-In-Charge Abdul Awal said the police has no idea who killed Ripon or dumped his body in the open. The body has been sent for autopsy.
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On the evening of January 5, a 14-year-old girl who worked in Yagi Bangladesh Garments Ltd, was accosted by her boyfriend Rahim, her line chief Ripon, Shipon, and five others while she was returning him. She was dragged to a field behind the garments factory and raped.
The rape victim's mother claimed that Rahim lured her daughter away, and several others joined him to rape the teenage girl. The next morning, After the rape, the girl and her father went to Savar model police station to file a case immediately.
But, her father says the police disregarded her accusations. He said the police told him to get eyewitnesses rather than go over her statement.
The grieving father said that if the police had at least sent his daughter to the One-Stop Crisis Centre, she may have recovered and survived.
The teenage girl's condition further deteriorated on the morning of January 7. She was taken to Ashulia Women and Children's Health Complex, where doctors pronounced her dead.
Police took custody of the dead body and sent it for autopsy.
Afterwards, the police accepted the case filed by the victim's father.
Regarding the allegations of not cooperating with a rape victim, Inspector Jabed Masud said: "If any police officer with Ashulia model police station was irresponsible in handling the situation, we will take necessary actions against them. Also, there is no rule that says we are supposed to take her to the hospital."
Dr Rajib Sutradhar, who was on duty at the medical facility, said he was unable to determine the cause of death.