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Dihan’s family ashamed, not defending him in court

  • Published at 01:15 pm January 10th, 2021
Police escort Fardin Iftekhar Dihan, the lone accused in a case filed over the rape and murder of an O Level student in Kalabagan, Dhaka, to a lower court in the capital on Friday, January 8, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

On Thursday night, the girl's father filed a case with Kalabagan Police Station against Dihan, who claims to have recently passed his A-level examinations

Family members of Fardin Iftekhar Dihan said they were ashamed as allegations of rape and murder of the O level student were brought against Dihan.

Dihan spoke to his brother over the phone three times after the incident. That is the last time Dihan spoke with his family. 

After that, his family members did not go to the police station or court nor did they appoint a lawyer for Dihan to defend him at the court, reports Bangla Tribune.

"If the trial proves Dihan is guilty, we will accept the verdict,” Dihan's mother Sanjida Sarkar said.

She said that many newspapers were making objectionable comments regarding Dihan’s family even their relatives were not responding when they tried to contact.

“There is a law, autopsy report to prove if he is guilty or not. But, our family should not be insulted for this.”

“No one is showing up. The media is blaming our whole family. How did our whole family commit a crime here?” she questioned.

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On Thursday, the victim was reportedly raped at Dihan’s house in Dhaka's Kalabagan area and pronounced dead on arrival at a private hospital.

Forensic expert at Dhaka Medical College said the victim died due to haemorrhagic shock and excessive bleeding.

On Thursday night, the girl's father filed a case with Kalabagan Police Station against Dihan, who claims to have recently passed his A-level examinations.

According to the case statement, the victim left her house at around 11:45am on Thursday, when she told her mother over the phone that she was going to a coaching class.

Dihan called the victim's mother at 1:18pm and said her daughter had gone to his house in the Kalabagan area, where she had fallen sick. He told the victim’s mother to go to the emergency department of Anwer Khan Modern Hospital as her daughter had been taken there.

When the victim's mother reached the hospital, the on-duty doctor informed her that her daughter had been murdered after rape, according to the case document.

The parents of the victim learnt later that Dihan had asked their daughter to go to his flat, which was empty as his family members were out at the time, it said.

Upon receiving information, police went to the hospital and detained Dihan and three of his friends. His friends were released later.

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