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Disabled woman raped, killed in Sirajganj

Victim’s face was burnt with acid before killing

Update : 15 Sep 2018, 08:42 PM

A 22-year-old physically-challenged woman was allegedly stabbed to death after rape in Tarash upazila of the district on Sunday night.

The criminals’ poured acid on the face of the victim before murder.

Victim identified as Roksana Khatun, daughter of late Taijal Pramanik of Deghuria village in Bharuhaas union.

Victim’s brother, Rezaul Karim said, “After the death of their parents Roksana used to stay along with them in a room of their house. On the day of the incident, she fell asleep as usual in her room. At midnight, he and his family members rushed to her room hearing screams for help but could not enter the room as it was locked from outside. They then broke opened the window to reach her, but till then she died. 

Local people said Roksana was raped before murder.

 Rezaul has filed a case with Tarash police station regarding the incident.

Officer-in-Charge of Tarash police station, Mostafizur Rahman, said: “They recovered the body on Saturday afternoon and sent it to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital for autopsy.”

It is not clear whether the victim has been raped before murder. Nothing can be revealed before receiving the autopsy report. None has been arrested in this connection, police said.

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