Tonu killing

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.

June 22, 2018
June 22, 2018

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.

June 21, 2016
June 21, 2016

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.

April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016

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.

April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

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.

April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016

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.

April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016

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.

April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016

CID quizzes 5 people over Tonu murder

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

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

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.

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

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.

April 6, 2016
April 6, 2016

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.