Accused admits crime
Out on bail from jail in an attempted rape case last month, accused Rais Uddin Sheikh was looking for revenge on a minor schoolgirl in Rajbari.
He finally had revenge on Saturday when he violated and killed the six-year-old girl.
Yesterday, the accused of about 18 admitted the offence before a magistrate in a Rajbari court and was sent to jail, said Abdur Razzak, officer-in-charge of Rajbari Sadar Police Station.
Police quoting locals said Rais, son of Arshad Sheikh of Gopalpur village in Sadar upazila of Rajbari, waylaid the girl on her way home from Brac School in the village around 10:30am.
He pushed a piece of cloth into her mouth and took her in a nearby bush, where he violated and strangled the girl to death.
Seeing Rais coming out of the bush, passersby noticed the girl lying in the bush and caught him red handed. They gave him a good beating before handing him over to police.
On June 15 last year, he had attempted to violate the girl at the same spot, but failed.
Following a case filed with Rajbari Sadar Police Station the same day by the girl's father, police had rounded up Rais and sent him to jail through a local court.
On December 8, he walked free on bail. The trial in the case is underway.
The victim's family has filed a murder case against the accused. Police will investigate the murder and submit charge sheet soon, said the OC.