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Another rape suspect murder, note signed by ‘Hercules’

  • Published at 07:35 pm February 1st, 2019
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Jhalakathi Police recovered the body of another gang-rape suspect along with this note from Jhalakathi on Friday, February 1, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The murder was almost identical to the previous two incidents, one in the same upazila and the other in Savar

Police have recovered the body of another gang-rape suspect along with a note from Angaria under Rajapur Sadar union in Jalakathi.

The deceased, identified as Rakib, is the second suspect in a case filed over the gang-rape of a madrasa student in Bhandaria upazila to be found dead.

This body recovered on Friday also had a printed note tied around the neck which read: “I am Pirojpur Bhandaria’s [victim’s name ] rapist Rakib. This is the punishment for rape. Rapists beware. Hercules.” 

Rajapur police station OC (Investigation) Moinuddin confirmed the matter and said: “Locals informed the police after spotting the body. Police will further investigate the incident.”

This is almost identical to the previous two incidents, one in the same upazila and the other in Savar, where the rape suspects were shot dead and left with a note tied to their necks.

On January 26, police recovered the body of Sajal Jomaddar, 28, from a rice field in Boltala village, along with a note which read: “I am Sajal. I am the rapist of [victim's name]. This is my punishment.” Sajal and Rakib were both accused in the same case. 

On January 18, the dead body of one Ripon, 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. Ripon was the mastermind in a case filed over gang-raping a 14-year-old RMG worker who died on January 8.