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08th-Apr-2018

Father confesses handing over daughter to killers

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Md Joynal Abedin Khan with Salam Chowdhury  :
The 16-yerd old slain Beauty Akhter was handed over to the killers by her father for allegedly taking revenge on some persons (enemies) at Brahmondora village in Shayestaganj upazila of Habiganj district.
Beauty went on missing on March 16 and police found her body the next day, Bidhan Tripura, Superintendent of Police, Habiganj, told journalist on Saturday.
Beauty's father Sayed Ali confess this yesterday before the court while he was giving the confessional statement under section 164 of CrPC.
District Senior Judicial Magistrate Towhidul Islam recorded Sayed Ali's five-hour statement, reports our local correspondent quoting police and court sources.
Sayed Ali admitted that he took return Beauty from her maternal uncle's house on March 16 and handed her over to the miscreants for killing to take revenge on some persons, the sources said.  
But the sources did not unveil the record for the sake of proper investigation. The court also took the statement of witness Asma Akhter, wife of Moyna Mia, the key suspect of the killing mission, according to them
Earlier, Babul Miah, the prime accused of Beauty murder case gave statement before a court in Habiganj confessing to his guilt on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Moyna Miah, who was detained on Thursday, also gave confessional statement over his involvement in the murder.
Habiganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Towhidul Islam recorded their statements under the section 164, said Shayestaganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge (investigation) Manikul Islam, reports media.
Besides, Moyna, in his three-hour statement, confessed that he was directly involved in the murder and disclosed names of some others involved with the murder, said the OC.
In his statement, Moyna said how the murder took place and who were involved in it. Police detained Moyna on Wednesday acting on Babul's statement during his five-day remand. The court also recorded the statement of Beauty's grandmother Fatema Begum.
Babul's mother Kolom Chan Bibi, a female member of Brahmandura union parishad and an accused in the case, was sent to jail at night after expiry of her remand.
Babul Miah was arrested from Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet on March 31.
According to the case statement, Beauty, daughter of Sayed Ali, was raped by Babul of the village on January 21.
As Babul started to threat Beauty's family members to force them to withdraw the case she was sent to her maternal uncle's house at Gunipur village in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj.
Later, she went missing from the house on March 16 and police recovered her body from haor area in Sayestaghanj upazila the next day.
The incident created a widespread outcry among people when a photograph of the victim's body lying on a field went viral on Facebook.
On March 18, her father Sayed Ali filed a case against two people including Babul, and several unknown persons with Shayestaganj Police Station.
Earlier, police interrogated Babul's father-in-law Abdul Kadir, his aunt Johur Chand Bibi and cousin Jhuma Aktar in connection with the murder incident.