The court has framed charges against Iftekhar Fardin Dihan in a case filed against him for raping and killing Anushka, an ‘O’ level student in Kalabagan in the capital. With this, the formal trial of this case started.
Acting Judge A M Zulfiqar Hayat of Dhaka’s Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal-6 on Wednesday (February 16th) dismissed the plea of the accused and framed the charges.
Meanwhile, during interrogation, Dihan told the police that the rape was planned in advance. Although friends, the two have not been in love for a long time. They have been in a relationship for only three months. In the name of group study, Dihan called Anushka at a house in Kalabagan Lake Circus. Dihan forcibly raped Anushka between 12 noon and 1 pm. Anushka fainted at one o’clock in the afternoon when the bleeding did not stop. He was then taken to Anwar Khan Modern Medical College Hospital.
According to the statement, Dihan called the girl’s mother at around 1pm and informed her that Anushka had gone to his house, after which she fell unconscious and was taken to Anwar Khan Modern Medical College Hospital. Anushka’s mother then went to the hospital and found out from the doctor that her daughter had died due to bleeding.