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  • Army giving full support in probe

    Bangladesh Army has been extending full and sincere cooperation to the authorities probing the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) said yesterday.

  • CID finally hands over DNA report

    The second autopsy report on college girl Sohagi Jahan Tonu is likely to be prepared by Sunday, over two months after the autopsy was carried out.

  • HC bins writ seeking arrest of Tonu killers

    The High Court today rejected a writ petition seeking its directive upon the government to arrest in 24 hours the killers of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu , who was found murdered in Comilla cantonment area on March 20.

  • No arrest in 2 months

    The investigators of Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case have yet to identify the killers, let alone arresting anyone two months into the

  • Parents of slain Bangladeshi student now see hope

    The parents of Sohagi Jahan Tonu called for the immediate arrest of her rapists and killers yesterday, a day after the CID

  • Compensation hard to ensure

    She was gang raped by railway employees at the railway rest room in Kolkata while travelling in India on February 26, 1998. The incident triggered outrage. Maitree, a network of 42 women's groups and NGOs in Kolkata, moved to Kolkata High Court seeking compensation for the 27-year old Shefali Begum (name changed to protect her identity).

  • A long, insulting walk to justice for rape victims

    Her dark-circled, deep-set eyes gave her a hollow look. The eyes were full of fear and mistrust. The girl gave sideways glances as she hesitantly walked into the office of the One-stop-Crisis Centre (OCC) at Dhaka Medical College Hospital last month. She looked afraid, and when she noticed a man sitting in the room, she immediately cringed.

  • Justice for Tonu: All are hoping against hope

    Tonu is dead! That's the only thing investigators can say for sure after more than a month since the body of the 19-year-old was found in Comilla Cantonment area.

  • Half-day hartal tomorrow

    Progressive Students' Alliance and Anti-Imperialist Students' Union will observe a half-day countrywide hartal tomorrow

  • Shafik arrested to divert attention: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claimed the arrest of Shafik Rehman intends to divert the attention from Bangladesh Bank cyber heist and Tonu murder.

  • Tonu murder: HC drops writ petition for judicial probe

    The High Court yesterday dropped from its hearing list a writ petition filed seeking its order for holding a judicial enquiry into

  • Advocate Salma Ali

    Tonu's murder should not go unpunished: Adv Salma Ali

    It has been almost a month now and still we have not seen any significant progress in the investigation into Sohagi Jahan Tonu's killing. In an interview with Shamsuddoza Sajen of The Daily Star, BNWLA's (Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association) Executive Director Advocate Salma Ali pinpoints various loopholes in the investigation process. BNWLA is providing legal support to the victim's family.

  • Her zeal for arts defined her life

    Tonu had an artiste within her, which she was well aware of and so wanted dearly to flourish.

  • Sohag returns after 16 days

    Mizanur Rahman Sohag, a friend of Sohagi Jahan Tonu's younger brother, was released by his abductors early yesterday, 16 days after he was picked up from his house in Burichang upazila of Comilla by a group of men posing as law enforcers.

  • Father saw head injury, inquest found none

    Yaar Hossain, father of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, rejects the inquest report as it does not mention some injury marks he saw on his daughter's body after finding her murdered on the night of March 20.

  • CID talks to doctors on 1st autopsy

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday recorded statements of the doctors who conducted the autopsies on Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • CID to arrest suspects soon

    Investigators are poised to make a breakthrough soon in the probe into the murder of Comilla college student

  • Colleague of Tonu’s father gives statement to CID

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) receives statements from colleagues of slain Sohagi Jahan Tonu’s father in connection with the much-talked-about murder.

  • CID quizzes 5 people over Tonu murder

    CID interrogates five people over the killing of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Rights boss doubts first autopsy

    The National Human Rights Commission will seek prime minister's interference if the second autopsy on Sohagi Jahan Tonu turns out to be as shoddy as the first one, its chairman said.

  • Tonu killing: Students threaten hartal Apr 25

    Students have threatened a half-day countrywide hartal for April 25 if killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu are not arrested. Also, they have threatened to pull down the government if it remains indifferent in regard to serving justice for Tonu – the girl who was found dead near Comilla cantonment on March 20.

  • Cops now wait for 2nd autopsy report

    The CID officials investigating Tonu murder case now look to the second autopsy report for clues as the first report gave almost none.

  • Tonu's murderers must not get away

    Tonu's body was exhumed for fresh autopsy; it reminds us of the slain journalist couple Sagar-Runi whose bodies were also dug up from their graves to find clues.

  • Sangskritik Jote for fair probe into Tonu murder

    Sommilito Sangskritik Jote demands a fair investigation into the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu and punishment of those involved with the killing.

  • Trial possible under existing laws: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the cabinet meeting yesterday that the government would hold the trial of the Tonu murder case

  • First autopsy found no sign of rape

    The first autopsy found no sign of rape on the body of Sohagi Jahan Tonu and also failed to ascertain the cause of her death.

  • Trial in Tonu killing case as per existing law: PM

    The government will hold the trial in Tonu killing case according to the country’s existing law, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a cabinet meeting today.

  • Tonu’s 1st autopsy: No evidence of rape, cause of death found

    Forensic Department of Comilla Medical College Hospital did not find any evidence of rape and a specific cause of death in the first autopsy of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Writ seeks judicial probe

    With no visible progress in the Tonu murder probe, a Supreme Court lawyer yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court, seeking directives to the government to launch a judicial inquiry and arrest the killer(s) in 24 hours.

  • Family quizzed once again

    With no arrest made and no one except the family members quizzed even in 13 days into the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, her parents were once again interrogated by law enforcers yesterday.

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