Hill Voice, 7 October 2020, Rangpur: An ‘indigenous’ student named Rukhia Raut (23) has allegedly been brutally killed after rape in Badarganj of Rangpur.
The body of the girl was found tied up in Shalbagan on the side of Phulbari Regional Highway in Badarganj-Dinajpur of Rangpur on October 6, 2020. She is a final year honors student of History Department of Rangpur Carmichael University College and daughter of Dinesh Raut of Mission Para, Ramnathpur Union, Badarganj Upazila.
Today October 7, 2020 in the morning police have arrested Anishul Haque, auto driver Raj Mia and Ashiquzzaman from their respective houses as the masterminds of the murder. After that they were taken to the Dinajpur judge’s court to take a confessional statement under section 164.
Parbatipur Police Station OC (Investigation) Sohail Rana said that during interrogation they confessed to being involved in the murder. Several items were recovered from them as evidence.
According to family sources, Rukhia left home on October 5, 2020 at around 5:00 pm to go to Rangpur. She was supposed to return the next day after spending the night with her friends.
The last time she told her mother Sumati on the phone, ‘Mother, going to Rangpur. Don’t worry. I will come back again in the morning.’ Since then, the mobile phone she used has been found turned off. The family was worried as she did not return home on that day.
The next morning, Madhyapara police outpost recovered an unidentified body from Shalbagan in Panchpukuria of Harirampur union of Parbatipur upazila adjacent to Ghunurghat area of Lohanipara union of Badarganj upazila. At the time of rescue, the body was tied with her own veil. She was wearing a salwar kameez. The miscreants broke the teeth of the mouth. The face was bloody and bruised.
Later, Madhyapara police recovered the body and sent it to the morgue of Dinajpur M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Meanwhile, an investigation team of Dinajpur Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) took fingerprints of the deceased to find out the identity of the body. At this, they confirmed her identity as the picture of her face matched with the national identity card.
Rukhia’s father Dinesh Raut said that Anishul, the son of Abdul Gafur of the same area, used to harass Rukhi. At the time of her coming from the hostel to the house, he used to harass my daughter in various ways. At one point he offered love. Before leaving home on October 5, 2020, Rukhia wrote in her diary, ‘I managed to commit suicide and somehow survived. Today 5/10/2020 Anishul called me somewhere far away where he would kill me with his own hands. He himself said that he would kill me with his own hands. Anishul is responsible for everything I do.’ This information was obtained by retrieving Rukhia’s diary from the reading table.
Badarganj Upazila Samaj Unnayan Samiti president Shyamal Tudu said, ‘I want those involved in the killings to be punished in a very short time. Otherwise, a big movement will be formed.