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Rapist, serial killer Rasu Khan to die for killing garment worker

Update : 22 Apr 2015, 07:28 PM

A district court yesterday sentenced pervert serial killer Rasu Khan to death for killing garment worker Shahida after rape in 2008.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Arunav Chakrabarty ordered that he be hanged by the neck. Rasu was also given seven years’ jail and fined Tk60,000.

He has seven days to file an appeal with the High Court against the sentence.

Moreover, the court ordered police to take action against the investigation officer for negligence and inconsistencies in the probe report.

No lawyer represented Rasu in the case. Hence, the court appointed a state-defence counsel. Shahida was killed after rape near Nanupur canal of Faridganj in Chandpur on August 18, 2008.

SI Nazrul Islam of Chandpur model police filed the murder case. The police had filed final report in the case declaring Rasu innocent.

But the case was revived after Rasu’s arrest on October 7 in 2009 from Nirashpur of Tongi over stealing a fan from a mosque. He later confessed to the killing of 11 women after rape.

He wished to kill a total of 101 women and then take refuge at the Shahjalal shrine in Sylhet.

Rasu’s first victim was the wife of his brother-in-law in 2007. He used to make relationship with women luring to marry them, but killed them after rape in Chandpur’s remote areas.

Earlier, Rasu was acquitted in a case filed over the rape and murder of teenager Popy in Faridpur. He is facing eight other cases. 

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