A 12-year-old girl from Khulna, who was sexually harassed by a local thug, killed herself on October 9.
Shamsur Nahar Chadni, the deceased, was a student of Government Coronation Girls High School of Khulna. She was the youngest among three siblings. A local miscreant by the name of Shuvo was harassing her on a regular basis. Chadni's father took the matter to Shuvo's family, but they supported the harassment.
On October 9. Shuvo and some of his cohorts broke into Chadni's house and attempted to abduct her. Robiul Islam, her father, a retired army officer, tried to fend them off. He was beaten up as he tried to protect her daughter.
Chadni, horrified by the harassment and terrified by the turn of events, went into her room and killed herself.
Chadni's body was sent to the Khulna Medical College Hospital morgue.
Her father Robiul said: “My daughter wanted to be a doctor. But now her dreams will never come true.”
He also said local influential people are trying to cover up the incident. Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Lobonchhora police station said they will take legal actions against the accused.