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  • Tonu Killing: CID to get suspects' DNA reports next week

    The DNA test reports of some suspected killers of college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, who was murdered 27 months back, would be available next week, police said.

  • Tonu murder

    Opinion: Secrets and Lies

    Sometimes shock treatment is the only answer to keep our memory alive. The picture of a smiling Tonu in an orange headscarf has become a familiar sight for us ordinary folks. It is a haunting reminder of how people with influence can hide the most blatant truth – that Tonu was raped and murdered before being dumped into the bushes. Now after more than three months her murder is shrouded in more mystery than ever and all we are left with is the heartrending testimony of Tonu’s mother Anwara Begum.

  • Shahbagh blocked during students’ hartal for Tonu

    Student bodies blockade Dhaka's key intersection Shahbagh ‎to begin the countrywide hartal clamped protesting government's failure to arrest the killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Tonu murder: HC drops writ seeking judicial probe

    The High Court drops a writ petition filed seeking judicial inquiry into the killing of Sohagi Jahan Tonu from its hearing list.

  • Advocate Salma Ali

    Tonu's murder should not go unpunished: Adv Salma Ali

    It has been almost a month now and still we have not seen any significant progress in the investigation into Sohagi Jahan Tonu's killing. In an interview with Shamsuddoza Sajen of The Daily Star, BNWLA's (Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association) Executive Director Advocate Salma Ali pinpoints various loopholes in the investigation process. BNWLA is providing legal support to the victim's family.

  • Colleague of Tonu’s father gives statement to CID

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) receives statements from colleagues of slain Sohagi Jahan Tonu’s father in connection with the much-talked-about murder.

  • CID quizzes 5 people over Tonu murder

    CID interrogates five people over the killing of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Why everyone seeks Justice for Tonu

    The suspected murder and rape of Shohagi Jahan Tonu, 19, a second year student of history at Comilla Victoria College— triggers country-wide protest which is becoming stronger each day.

  • Tonu killing: Students threaten hartal Apr 25

    Students have threatened a half-day countrywide hartal for April 25 if killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu are not arrested. Also, they have threatened to pull down the government if it remains indifferent in regard to serving justice for Tonu – the girl who was found dead near Comilla cantonment on March 20.

  • Tonu's murderers must not get away

    Tonu's body was exhumed for fresh autopsy; it reminds us of the slain journalist couple Sagar-Runi whose bodies were also dug up from their graves to find clues.

  • Sangskritik Jote for fair probe into Tonu murder

    Sommilito Sangskritik Jote demands a fair investigation into the murder of Sohagi Jahan Tonu and punishment of those involved with the killing.

  • Tonu’s 1st autopsy: No evidence of rape, cause of death found

    Forensic Department of Comilla Medical College Hospital did not find any evidence of rape and a specific cause of death in the first autopsy of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Tonu murder: CID records parents’ statement

    Criminal Investigation Department of police recorded statements from slain Sohagi Jahan Tonu’s parents in connection with her murder.

  • CID team visits Tonu murder spot

    A team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) visits the spot in Mainamati Cantonment area where the body of Comilla Victoria college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu was found.

  • Crime scene cleaning may mislead trial process: NHRC chief

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman says the cleaning of the crime scene in the Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case may mislead the trial process.

  • Tonu killing: March to PMO stopped, strike called

    Police have barred demonstrators, seeking justice for the murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu, from marching to the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • In the eye of the storm

    It is in the interest of the Army's credibility that everything should be done to resolve the mystery. Cantonments are not sacrosanct areas and from time to time criminal acts do occur in there.

  • Protest continues demanding justice for Tonu

    Students of different universities continue demonstration at different parts of Dhaka demanding justice for Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Tonu’s body exhumed

    The body of Sohagi Jahan Tonu is exhumed for conducting a fresh autopsy, 10 days after she was found murdered inside Comilla Cantonment area.

  • She is mine

    She could have been ours. She could have been our daughter. She could have been returning home after a dinner, stopped at a traffic signal...

  • ASK condemns Tonu murder, urges arrest of culprits

    Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), a legal aid and human rights organisation, condemns killing of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, a student of Victoria College in Comilla, and expresses serious concern for the perpetrators involved in the killing not being arrested yet.