Update 12 সেকেন্ড

Dhaka 6-32 pm, 11-August, 2020

Nurse ‘killed after rape’ in moving bus

Mirajul Moin Joy

A nurse was killed after rape in a moving bus in Kishoreganj on Monday night, claimed her family.

Police, however, said she died from injuries she sustained while getting down from the bus hurriedly, reports UNB.

The deceased is Shahinur Akhter Tania, 23, daughter of a certain Giasuddin of Baherchar in Katiadi upazila. She used to work as a nurse at Ibn Sina Hospital in Dhaka.

Police arrested bus driver Nuruzzaman, 26, and his helper Lalu Mia, 25, in connection with the incident.

Victim’s brother Badal Mia said Tania boarded a ‘Swarnalata Paribahan’ bus from Mohakhali bus stand in the capital on Monday to go to her home village.

When the bus reached Ujanpur in Katiadi, all but Tania got down from the bus around 9:30pm, he said, claiming that the driver and his helper raped the girl in the moving bus and strangled her with her scarf before throwing the body out of the vehicle at Gazaria nearby Bajitpur upazila.

Locals spotted the victim lying on the road and took her to Katiadi Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared her dead around 10:45pm, Badal said.

However, Inspector (investigation) of Katiadi police station Shafiqul Islam claimed that Tania sustained injuries while getting down from the bus hurriedly and later she succumbed to her injuries.

They sent the body to Sadar Hospital for autopsy and detained the bus driver and his helper over the incident, he said.

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