Update April 7, 2018

Dhaka 5-36 pm, 03-August, 2020

Babul confesses to killing Beauty after rape

Mirajul Moin Joy

7 April 2018, Nirapad News: Babul Miah, the main accused in a case filed over the murder of teenage girl Beauty after rape in Shayestaganj upazila of the district, gave statement before a court in Habiganj confessing to his guilt on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Moyna Miah, who was detained on Thursday, also gave confessional statement over his involvement in the murder.

Habiganj senior judicial magistrate Towhidul Islam recorded their statements under the section 164, said Shayestaganj police station officer-in-charge (investigation) Manikul Islam, reports UNB.

Besides, Moyna, in his three-hour statement, confessed that he was directly involvement in the murder and disclosed names of some others involved with the murder, said the OC.

Meanwhile, Babul’s mother Kolom Chan Bibi, a female member of Brahmandura union parishad and an accused in the case, was sent to jail at night after expiry of her remand.

Babul Miah was arrested from Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet on 31 March.

According to the case statement, Beauty, daughter of a certain Sayed Ali, was raped by Babul of the village on 21 January.

Later on 4 March, the victim’s family members filed a case with Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.

As Babul started to threat Beauty’s family members to force them to withdraw the case she was sent to her grandfather’s house at Gunipur village in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj.

Later, she went missing from the house on 16 March and police recovered her body from haor area in Sayestaghanj upazila on the next day.

The incident created a widespread outcry among people when a photograph of the victim’s body lying on a field went viral on Facebook.


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