'Stalker' slits teenage girl's throat
A girl student of class seven narrowly escaped death as an alleged stalker slit her throat when she was asleep in her house in the early hours yesterday.
The incident occurred in a village in Sherpur upazila of Bogra.
Sirajum Monira Laboni, a student of Chandaikona High School in Sherpur, is now fighting for her life at Bogra Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.
“Her condition is very critical,” the on-duty physician at the hospital told this correspondent yesterday afternoon.
Aminul Islam, officer- in-charge of Sherpur Police Station, said they have detained the alleged stalker -- Monirul Islam Moni, 22-- of the same village.
Locals said one or more than one person entered Laboni's room by digging a hole into the room, slit her throat with a sharp knife and fled the spot taking her for dead.
Hearing the girl's scream, her parents woke up and found her lying in a pool of blood. They rushed her to the hospital.
The OC said Laboni's family suspects that Monirul masterminded the attempt to kill Labony failing to marry her.
When asked, her family members said Monirul had been stalking Laboni on her way to and from school for about eight months.
“Monirul's mother Laily Begum had earlier given a proposal to Laboni's parents for her marriage to their son. But Laboni's family didn't agree, saying she is a still minor girl,” a police official said quoting a neighbour of the victim.
He also said Monirul returned home on Friday night after getting married in Dhaka, and the incident occurred the same night.
Monirul's family denied the allegation against him, the police official said.
The OC said, "They (Monirul's family) say he married a girl in Dhaka on Friday and returned to Bogra at night. So, he was not in a position to be involved in the crime."
No case was filed till 7:00pm yesterday. But police said the victim's family was preparing to file a case.