The time for further investigation into the shocking suicide of a man and his daughter has been extended up to May 23.
Additional Inspector General of Police (Dhaka range) and head of the investigation committee Mohammad Ali confirmed the time extension to reporters on Wednesday.
Local youth Faruk, who raped the girl, has not been arrested yet.
Police chief AKM Shahidul Hoque had formed the four-member investigation committee on May 3.
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The three other members of the probe body are Additional Superintendent of Police at Police Headquarters Sadia, Additional Superintendent of Police (Dhaka range) Akteruzzaman and Additional Superintendent of Police (Special Branch-Gazipur) Md Sulaiman.
“The probe body members visited the spot for a couple of times and discussed the matter with Hazrat's wife Halima and police personnel of that area,” Mohammad Ali said.
“Initially, the committee was supposed to submit the investigation report by seven working days but later, the time was extended up to 17 days for thorough investigation,” he added further.
Meanwhile, noted columnist Syed Abul Maksud Wednesday said the apparent suicide was not just an isolated incident. "It was a display of the dilapidated state of justice prevailing every nook and corner of our society."
He made the remarks during a visit to the house of the victims at Kanapur village in Sreepur upazila.
Hazrat Ali, 45, along with his eight-year-old daughter Ayesha Akhter committed suicide by jumping before a running train near Sreepur Railway Station on April 29, having failed to get justice over an attempt by adversaries to rape the minor girl and grab his land.