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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Gang Rape and Murder of Minority Hindu Girl in Bagherhat, Bangladesh

HRCBM Investigative Report

Investigator: Advocate Rabindra Ghosh, HRCBM-Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ms.Barnali Ghosh (19) was a regular college student studying Accounting department of Khulna Government Azam Khan Commerce College. She was reported to be a brilliant student stays at College Hostel. Her father – Bipul Chandra Ghosh (50) and mother- Ms.Susuma Rani Ghosh ( 35) permanently residing at interior part of a village – Chitra within Rampal Police station of Bagerhat district of Bangladesh. They have got other three younger daughters passing their lives with scanty income. Barnali came to her native home on 28th June, 07 from College hostel 2 days before missing from her home at night on 30th June, 2007.

Father of the victim Bipul Chandra became unsuccessful getting trace and informed the police about his daughter's missing on 3.07.2007 and made a general diary number 96 at Rampal police station stating the circumstances how she was missing at night on July, 1
Police did nothing to investigate the matter and kept abduction concealed.
After 11 days of her abduction the mutilated dead body the victim girl traced in nearby garden belonging to Jalil Munshi. The local people informed the police and recovered the mutilated/defaced dead body from nearby garden. Perpetrators/ abettors of crime thrown acid on the dead body with a view to conceal/deface and also to divert the attention of peace loving people of the area and the media of such nefarious incident of gang-rape with murder.
Father Bipul Chandra Ghosh lodged F.I.R. (First information Report) at Rampal police station on 11.07.2007 after identifying the dead and her wearing costumes. Bipul primarily noted two suspects in the FIR and police took case under section 364/302/201/34 of Penal code being Rampal P.S. case no. 11 dated 11.07.2007.
Police arrested two suspects till writing of this report.But it is reported from reliable sources that they are trying to divert the attention in a wrong direction.
HRCBM-Dhaka is preparing a detailed report soon and it would be sent to you.

News Report: The Daily Amar Desh

Publication date: 13th July 07.

RAMPAL (BAGERHAT), July 13: Melted dead body of a missing school going girl of Rampal upazila was recovered. It was learnt according to the police and the family of the missing girl that Barnali Ghosh, daughter of Bipul Chandra Ghosh of village Chitra under Rampal upazila and also a 1st year student of Accounting department of Khulna Government Azam Khan Commerce College went missing from her home at night on June 30 last. On the day of occurrence, when Barnali came outside of her home to attend the call of nature at about 12 midnight then some perpetrators caught hold of her and then took her to a garden 60-70 yards away from her house and there the perpetrators repressed her brutally and then killed her by suffocation and left her dead body there. After 11 days of the incident, a woman named Soma during cutting grass saw the melted dead body of Barnali and then Soma informed Barnali's father and then Barnali's father traced the dead body of Barnali.
On information, police reached the spot, investigated the incident and taking preparation to send the dead body for post mortem. Dead Barnali Ghosh stayed at Jahan Ali Hostel. She came to the house on June 28, two days before she went missing. A case was lodged in this connection with the local police station on July 1.
It is apprehended that more perpetrators gang-raped the college student and killed her brutally

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