A special team of RAB, pinpointing the victim’s mobile phone, located and arrested the prime suspect
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested a man for killing a young woman and having intercourse with her dead body in Narsingdi.
Police recovered the body of Sabina Aktar, 21, from a banana field in Kazir Char village of Shibpur upazila on Saturday, two days after she went missing.
Her body was subsequently sent for autopsy at Narsingdi Sadar Hospital, which revealed the signs of post-death intercourse, said police sources.
A special team of RAB, pinpointing the victim’s mobile phone, located and arrested the prime suspect, Saiful Islam, 28, from the upazila’s College Gate area on Tuesday night.
RAB 11 Captain Lt Col Kazi Shamsher Uddin disclosed the development at a press briefing in Narsingdi Press Club on Wednesday.
During an investigation into the woman's suspicious death, RAB interrogated Saiful, who reportedly confessed to committing the crime and disclosed details.
According to his confession, Saiful, after divorcing his first wife, had two children with his second wife.
However, after meeting Sabina, he concealed being a father and seduced her with a promise of marriage.
During their relationship, Saiful apparently tried several times to have sexual relations with Sabina, but she declined.
On Thursday, the couple met and decided to get married. On their way to a relative’s house, Saiful lured Sabina to a deserted banana field and tried to rape her. But, as she started screaming, Saiful suffocated her with his shirt and killed her. Then in a heinous act, he raped Sabina’s corpse and left it there.
He took Sabina’s mobile phone and purse in an attempt to destroy traces of evidence.
Following his confession, RAB, recovered the phone, purse and the shirt used to choke the victim.