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Siyam Hoque

2020-03-05 22:36:22 BdST

Verdict on Wari child rape, murder March 9

A Dhaka court on Thursday set March 9 to pronounce judgment in a case lodged over the rape and subsequent murder of seven-year-old Samia Afrin Saima in the capital’s Wari area last year, reports BSS.

Judge Qazi Abdul Hannan of Dhaka 1st Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal set the date as both the prosecution and defense concluded their part of arguments today.

Saima’s father Abdus Salam filed the case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act with Wari Police Station on July 6, 2019, and police on July 7 managed to arrest alleged killer Harun-ur Rashid from Comilla.

Dhaka 1st Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal framed charges against Harun on January 2, 2020.

Saima, a nursery-grade student at Silverdale School went missing after going out to play in the afternoon on July 5. Her body was found on the 8th floor of their under-construction building at 8:00 pm, with a rope still wrapped around her neck. 

It was found later that the little girl was brutally raped by Harun and the killer dragged her lifeless body by tying a rope around her neck and took it to the kitchen of that vacant flat and fled the scene.

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