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12:00 AM, October 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 16, 2019

‘Suicide after Gang-rape’

One held in Sylhet

Police arrested one person yesterday in Bishwanathpur upazila of Sylhet, a day after a case was filed in connection with the rape of a woman, who later died by suicide.

The twenty-one year old woman, from Laltek village of Bishwanath upazila, died by suicide on October 10, a day after returning from her brother-in-law’s house. Police recovered the body, and she was later buried after autopsy.

Her mother found a note in her bag on Sunday, where she said she was abducted and gang-raped during her visit.

The mother took the note to Bishwanathpur Police Station, and on Monday, her father filed a case accusing four persons including her brother-in-law Foyzul Islam.

Police arrested Foyzul while others are on the run, said Shamim Musa, officer-in-charge of the police station. “After receiving the note and filing of the case, we cross-checked her claims and carried out a drive to arrest the accused, whose names were on the note written by the victim”, he said.

According to the case statement, the victim went to his sister’s in-law’s house on October 6. On the night of October 9, some miscreants abducted and gang-raped her.

The abductors returned her to her brother-in-law’s house and that day, her brother-in-law returned her to her house.

The next day, the girl hung herself from the roof.

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