Different political parties and socio-cultural and student organisations on Monday staged protests in Dhaka and elsewhere across the country demanding justice for Comilla Victoria College Sohagi Jahan Tonu who was raped and killed in Mainamati Cantonment in Comilla on March 20, 2016.
In Dhaka, Bangladesh Chhatra Federation held demonstration at Shahbagh marking one year of the murder and rape.
Addressing the rally, federation general secretary Ashraful Alam Sohel said that one year had gone but police could make hardly any headway in the investigation.
He also expressed concerns that the culprits were trying to influence the investigation. He also demanded justice for all killings, rapes and enforced disappearances.
Later in the evening, they also brought out a torch procession demanding punishment of the murderers and rapists of Tonu.
In Bogra, Socialists Women Forum and Socialists Student Front held a rally and formed a human chain demanding justice for Tonu.
In Comilla, Ganajagaran Mancha issued a 10-day ultimatum to the Criminal Investigation Department to make headway in the investigation or to face tougher movement.
Students of distory department of Comilla Victoria College formed a human chain on the campus demanding justice for Tonu.
Second-year student of history Tonu, also Comilla Victoria College Theatre member, went missing on March 20, 2016 after she went out from her house at Alipur staff quarters inside the cantonment in the afternoon to give tuition at two houses in the staff quarters.
Her body was found in a bush near their house at about 11:30pm.
Tonu’s father lodged a case with the Comilla Kotwali police station on March 21, 2016 against unidentified people. The case was transferred to CID on March 28, 2016 for investigation.
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