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Saturday, October 3, 2009

5 held on rape, killing charges sent to jail

Source: The Daily Star

Five arrestees including two alleged rapists and killers of ten-year-old schoolgirl Shahnaz Begum of Digalbagh village in Dhobaura upazila were sent to jail after they were produced before a Mymensingh court yesterday.

The arrestees are rape and murder accused Manik Miah, 35, and his brother Sujan Miah, 25, their sisters Fatema Khatun and Halima Khatun and mother Marazi Begum.

Daughter of late Abul Kashem of village Digalbagh, Shahnaz was killed allegedly after violation at neighbouring Nayapara village at around 8:00pm on Thursday night.

Manik and Sujan of village Nayapara kidnapped Shahnaz from the bank of Netai River, took her to their home and killed her after rape, police said.

Police arrested Manik and Sujan on Friday morning and later recovered the victim's body following their confessional statement.

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