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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Minority girl stabbed by stalker in presence of father

Source: The Daily Star

Yet another victim of stalking, 20-year-old Mita Dev, was stabbed in the face by her frenzied stalker yesterday afternoon in city's Gendaria while she was going home from work with her father.

Mita, a second year honours student of Government Kabi Nazrul Islam College, is also employed at the National Medical College Hospital (NMCH) in the ultra sonogram section.

According to sources, stalker Jamie Ahmed Mishuk along with one Asif waylaid their rickshaw around 2:00pm at Okkhoy Das Lane and assaulted Mita and her father.

He swooped on her with a knife leaving three deep gashes on her forehead and cheeks before fleeing the scene.

Mita was rushed to NMCH where she is currently undergoing treatment.

Mishuk, a cousin of her classmate Belayet, had been stalking her for the last 18 months, Mita told The Daily Star lying on her hospital bed. On some days he used to call her around 200 times, she claimed.

She used to work as a telephone operator in NMCH but the hospital authorities shifted her to another section to relieve her of hearing the repeated threats made by Mishuk, a tearful Mita said.

She changed her mobile phone at least nine times but he somehow got hold of her new numbers, she added.

Nirmal Karmakar, her brother-in-law, said Mishuk's family even sent him off to Singapore seven months ago to cure him of his obsession but it was of no use. He continued badgering her with his calls and never stopped even for a day, he said.

When he returned to Dhaka last week the frequency and intensity of his threats increased, Mita said.

“He said if I did not agree to marry him he would pour acid on me and kill my entire family,” she cried while talking to The Daily Star.

Since then, her father Nepal Chandra Dev, a retired NGO official, started escorting her every time she went outside her home.

Faruk Ahmed officer-in-charge of Gendaria Police Station, said they were trying to arrest Mishuk and the accomplice. Mita's mother, Rekha Rani, a former deputy director of Bangladesh Bank filed a case in this connection accusing Mishuk and his friend Asif.

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