Rupa murder case shifted to tribunal

United News of Bangladesh . Tangail | Published: 01:33, Oct 17,2017

 
 

The case filed over the murder of Zakia Sultana Rupa, a law student and multinational company employee, after gang rape in a running bus was shifted to the women and children repression prevention tribunal in Dhaka on Monday.
Senior judicial magistrate Golam Kibria ordered to transfer of the case, said special public prosecutor of the tribunal Nasimul Akter Nasim.
He also said steps will be taken for quick disposal of the case.
Earlier, on Sunday, police pressed charges against five accused – bus driver Habibur, its supervisor Safar Ali, and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir – in the case.
Rupa, 27, was murdered after gang rape in the running bus while returning to Mymensingh from Bogra on August 25.
Police recovered the bloodstained body from Panchmail area of Madhupur upazila in Tangail on that night.
Following post-mortem, she was buried at the town central graveyard as unclaimed body. Victim’s relatives later identified her seeing the corpse’s photograph.
On August 28, police arrested the five accused from Mymensingh over the killing of Rupa.
On August 31, police exhumed the body of Rupa and handed it over to her family for burial in a proper manner.
Rupa, who completed her Masters from Bogra Azizul Haque College, was studying law at Dhaka Ideal Law College. She was working at Unilever Bangladesh Ltd at its Sherpur branch.

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