Women Murdered While Resisting Rape

Shipon confesses on his involvement in the brutal murder of Rehana Akhter Rima in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj.

“Shipon gave his confessional statement under Section 164 to the Court of Habiganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Shahinur Akhter on Saturday evening. He told the court that he with his two friends killed the woman after failing to rape her,” said Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) SM Raju Ahmed yesterday.

Shipon was arrested earlier that day from Ghatua village in the upazila.

“Shipon said in his confessional statement that he became acquainted with Rima, wife of expatriate Abdul Awal, through mobile phone conversation seven months ago. Gradually they got closer and travelled together in different places,” the ASP said.

Rima worked in a garment factory in Gazipur from where she used to contact Shipon.On June 9th, Shipon went to Dhaka to bring Rima to her father’s house in Rajapur, where her daughters’ live with their grandfather. They returned by bus at night, got down in Madhabpur and went to Kamalanagar village by an auto-rickshaw.

She was taken to an abandoned house, where Shipon, along with two of his friends tried to rape her as she tried to resist, they hit her with a bamboo stick on the head and she died on the spot.

They buried her body at a nearby garden and sold two mobile phones, gold earrings and gold necklace of Rima at a jewellery shop at Madhabpur.

“On June 13, police recovered Rima’s decomposed body. Sub-inspector Shah Alam filed a murder case against unidentified people that day. After three months’ inquiry, police came to know that it was Rima’s body and lastly arrested Shipon,” the ASP said.

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