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DU student rape: DNA confirms Mojnu as rapist

  • Published at 02:58 pm January 26th, 2020
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File photo: Police escort rapist Md Mojnu at the court premises on Thursday, January 9, 2020 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

On January 5, a second year student of DU was raped in the Kurmitola area after she mistakenly got off a bus there around 7pm on her way to a friend's house at Joar Sahara, also known as Shewra

Upon investigation, it has been confirmed that arrested Md Mojnu was the rapist of a Dhaka University (DU) student.

"A DNA test with samples from the girl and Mojnu has revealed the latter's involvement in the crime," confirmed CID Forensic Unit head Sheikh Nazmul Alam.

On January 5, a second year student of DU was raped in the Kurmitola area after she mistakenly got off a bus there around 7pm on her way to a friend's house at Joar Sahara, also known as Shewra.

The incident caused shockwaves and triggered massive protests by students and humanitarian organizations across the country.

The DU student’s father filed a case with Cantonment police station over the incident, which was transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of police on January 6.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara accepted the case on January 7, and ordered the police to submit an investigation report by Jan 28.

On January 8, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested the suspect, Md Mojnu, 30, in the Dhaka's Shewra rail crossing area.ye

The next day, a Dhaka court placed Mojnu on a seven-day remand under the Detective Branch of Police.