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Saima rape-murder accused Harun confesses

Special Correspondent |
Update: 2019-07-08 8:24:05 PM
Saima rape-murder accused Harun confesses

DHAKA: Harun-or-Rashid, the main accused over murder of Samia Afrin Saima, 7, after rape in Wari area of the capital, has given confessional statements before court.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari on Monday (July 8) recorded Harun’s statement and then sent him to jail.

Earlier in the day, Investigation officer and detective branch (DB) inspector Arjun produced him before the court and urged the judge to record his statement under section 164.

Earlier on July 7, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested the main suspect Harun of killing seven-year-old Samia Akter Saima following rape in Wari area of the capital city.

The accused lived in the same building Samia's family live in

An investigation official of the case said: "Video footages of the building and nearby buildings have been analyzed. Several persons were interrogated. The main suspect was recognized"

"Harun frequently visited his brother who lived in the same building," he added.

Quoting physicians of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Forensic Department, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Assistant Commissioner (AC) Mohammad Samsuzzaman told Banglanews that the child was raped before killing.

DMCH Forensic Department Assistant Professor Sohel Mahmud told media Saturday (July 6) that Samia was raped and strangled to death. Her face carries bite marks.

However, Samia was found dead on a 9-storey vacant flat in Wari around 9pm Friday (July 5). She lived with her family on sixth floor of the same building.

Her father Abdus Salam filed a case with Wai Police Station.

BDST: 1938 HRS, JULY 8, 2019

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