Students and teachers of Abu Abbas Degree College on Wednesday formed a human chain in front of the college at Banuapara in Netrakona town demanding capital punishment for rape of their fellow Yeasmin Akter.
Yeasmin, 24, of Khamarhati village in Netrakona’s Purbadhala upazila, who was allegedly raped by her cousin and classmate Alamgir Hossain on August 21, died at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Sunday.
Her mother lodged a case with Purbadhala Police Station, accusing Alamgir, 24, and three other unknown persons on Sunday night.
Police arrested Alamgir from his house in Sripurbali village of Netrakona Sadar upazila early Monday. He was produced before a Netrakona court the same day and the court sent him to jail.
“Alamgir took the girl to his workplace in Mymensingh’s Tarakanda upazila for a visit on Wednesday. There he raped her. The following morning, Alamgir talked to the girl’s parents over phone and said Yeasmin was sick,” Purbadhala Police Station OC Tauhidur Rahman said, citing the case statement.
“The victim’s mother on Thursday went to Shyamganj Railway Station area in Purbadhala where Alamgir handed over the girl to her and fled,” he added.
The mother admitted her to Netrakona General Hospital and she was referred to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital the same day.
As her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to ICU of the hospital where she died on Sunday morning.
“The body bore signs of struggles. During primary interrogation, Alamgir confessed to raping the girl,” the OC said.