Body of 10-year-old missing girl recovered in Ctg after 9 days30 March 2023
News Desk :
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has recovered the body a 10-year old girl, who was abducted while going to school on March 21, at Pahartali Wireless Chicken Farm area of the Chattogram city.
Body of Abida Sultana Ayoni was recovered from a pond early Wednesday and it is suspected that she was raped before murder, said PBI SP Nayeema Sultana.
Prime suspect in this case Rubel was interrogated and according to his information, Abida's body was recovered from the pond, she said, reports UNB.
Details will be revealed through a press conference on Wednesday, said the PBI SP.
According to the case statement, the 4th grader was going to school on that day. When she reached Kazir Dighi's Sagarika Road area, local vegetable seller Rubel lured her to give kittens and abducted her which was caught on CCTV footage. Since then the girl remained untraced.
"After her disappearance, PBI started a shadow investigation. Rubel has been arrested in connection with the incident," Naima Sultana added.
On Tuesday, the child's mother filed a kidnapping case with the Chittagong Women Children Repression and Prevention Tribunal-2.
Judge Sharmin Jahan directed the officer-in-charge of Pahartali police station to take the complaint into consideration. Panel lawyers including Advocate Zia Habib Ahsan and Golam Mawla
Murad filed a complaint in the court on behalf of the plaintiff on behalf of the Bangladesh Human Rights Foundation.
Advocate Zia Habib Ahsan confirmed the filing of the complaint and told The Business Standard that the incident was captured in the CCTV video. He also added that when the matter was informed to the police, they didn't take the case and advised the mother to go to court.
On behalf of the child's mother, Advocate Zia Habib said, "Immediately after the incident, the matter was reported to the police station, but the police released the accused Rubel after questioning."
Explaining why the police let Rubel go after bringing him in for questioning, Assistant Commissioner of Chittagong Police (AC- Pahartali Zone) AKM Mohiuddin Salim told the media on Wednesday Rubel did not admit the matter then.
"Later, when the PBI took him into custody and interrogated him, the truth came out, and he was arrested," he said.
"We failed to bring Rubel to justice," Pahartali Police Station OC Mostafizur Rahman told the media adding, "It was an unfortunate incident."
"Though we had seen the CCTV footage, we let him go as we did not have enough information to hold him at the time," he added.