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12:00 AM, May 23, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 23, 2012

Indigenous girl raped, killed

Family members of seven-year-old Sagory Orao in tears after hearing the news of her murder at Mahmudpur village of Naogaon Saturday. Photo: Courtesy

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A seven-year-old indigenous girl was raped and strangled at Mahmudpur village in Badalgachi upazila of Naogaon on Saturday night.
The body of the girl, Sagory Orao, was found in a banana grove near her aunt's house the following morning.
The victim's family alleged that Nannu Miah, a local auto-rickshaw driver aged around 25, took Sagory out of her grandparents' house in Bishpara village on Saturday evening with the pretence that he was taking her to her aunt's house in the neighbouring Mahmudpur village. On the way, he violated and killed the minor girl and dumped the body in the banana grove.
On information, Badalgachi police recovered the body and sent it to Naogaon Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy. Later, they filed a case in this connection.
Belalur Rahman, superintendent of police in Naogaon, said Nannu's parents and a cousin had been arrested, but Nannu was still at large.
Originally from Dinajpur, Sagory's father Sibu Tirki had moved to his in-laws' house in Bishpara last month in search of work.
Nannu, who hails from Mahmudpur, soon built a rapport with the family and became a frequent visitor to the house.
Mazezul Islam Rony, who works at Setubandhan project of Brotee, an NGO, arranged for Sagory's body to be brought home from the morgue on Sunday afternoon.
He said, “It was a heartrending sight when the child's body arrived at her grandfather's house. People irrespective of religion and caste gathered there to demand punishment to the culprit.”

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