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Students demand justice for Tonu

  • Published at 07:46 pm March 20th, 2019
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Student organizations of Comilla Victoria College organized human chain demanding immediate arrest of the murderers on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

There has been no visible progress in the investigation of into the rape and murder of the Comilla Victoria College student in the last three years

Three years have passed since the rape and murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a theatre activist and student of Comilla Victoria College, but there has been no visible progress in the case filed over the incident.

Various student organizations of the college organized human chain and brought out a procession in protest on Wednesday, demanding immediate arrest of the murderers.

One of the protesters, Md Salam, final-year student of history in the Victoria College, said: “Had Tonu been alive, she would have appeared for the honours final year examinations with us.

“And now, three years after her murder, we are seeing that the law enforcement agencies have not made any progress in the case.”

Tonu, a second-year history student at the college, was brutally raped and murdered on March 20, 2016. Her body was found inside Comilla Mainamati Cantonment after she went out of her residence for private tuition.

Student organizations of Comilla Victoria College organized human chain demanding immediate arrest of the murderers on Wednesday,  March 20, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

Her murder sparked huge public outcry and a demand for justice for the college student.

Doctors at the forensic department of Comilla Medical College Hospital conducted two autopsies on her body, but their reports did not mention any specific cause of death.

In May 2016, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police told media that semen of three men had been found in the DNA test, but the officials concerned denied making any comment over further development.

On Wednesday, Samajtantrik Chhatra Front and Gonojagoron Moncho’s Comilla chapter also demonstrated in the city’s Kandirpar area, demanding justice for Tonu and making similar urges towards the authorities.

Chhatra Front’s district unit President Farzana Aktar said: “It’s been three years, but Tonu’s rapists and killers have not been identified even after her mother named two people. The CID is avoiding the matter by saying they are still investigating.”