Schoolgirl murdered after rape, tutor among three arrested
PBC News: Three persons including a house tutor have been arrested in connection with the murder of Tasnia Hossain Odita, a school girl of Noakhali Government Girls High School.
Noakhali police super Md Shahidul Islam stated it while addressing a press conference at his office in the district town on Friday (Sept 23).
The arrested were tutor Abdur Rahim Rony, 20, son of Khalil Mia of Luxminarayanpur area in Noakhali Pourasava, Md Sayeed, 20, son of Wajiullah, and Israfil Alam, 14, of the same area.
Police super Shahidul Islam said Odita started to take lessons from another private tutor leaving Abdur Rahim Rony a few days ago. It made Rony furious over Odita. However, he continued to visit Odita’s house. Taking advantage of the absence of Odita’s mother at home, sometime between 12 noon and 1:00pm, Rony went Odita’s house and first raped her. With a view to concealing the rape, he later slitted the throat of Odita with a knife. In order to divert the incident to another direction, he threw all the dresses and other things of the almirah scattered on the floor. But, no valuable went missing.
House tutor Abdur Rahim Rony, 20, son of Khalil Mia of Luxminarayanpur area in Noakhali Pourasava, was arrested and brought at Noakhali police super’s office on Friday afternoon for his alleged involvement in the murder of Tasnia Hossain Odita, a school girl of Noakhali Government Girls High School.
The police super said after the recovery of the body of slain schoolgirl, a number of police teams launched manhunt and arrested Abdur Rahim Rony, his borther Sayeed and Israfil. It is being assumed that Rony was involved in the murder. “There are fingernail scratches on the face, head, neck and other parts of the body of Abdur Rahim Rony which are believed caused during a scuffle between him and Odita,” said the police super”.
A knife was also seized from the spot which was used in committing the murder.
Shahidul Islam further said a murder case is under process against the accused. Among the arrested persons, Abdur Rahim Rony and Israfil Alam were shown as accused, while Sayeed was shown arrested under Section 54. They were sent to court.
It may be mentioned that Odita’s dead body was recovered from a room at Jahan Manzil at about 9:30pm on Thursday. She was a Class VIII student of Noakhali Govt Girls High School. The body was found half-naked and slit-throat on the bed.