A Habiganj court on Sunday put Babul Miah, the prime accused in a case over the killing of a teenage girl after rape in Sayestaganj upazila of the district, on a five-day remand, reports UNB.
Habiganj Chief Judicial Magistrate Asma Begum passed the order after investigation officer of the case Maniqul Islam, in-charge of Sayestaganj Detective Branch, produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand to interrogate the accused.
Babul Miah, son of Kolom Chan Bibi, a female member of Brahmandura union parishad was arrested on Saturday from Bianibazar upazila of Sylhet.
According to the case statement, Beauty, daughter of Sayed Ali, was raped by Babul of the village on January 21.
Later on March 4, the victim’s family members filed a case with Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.
As Babul started to threat Beauty’s family members for withdrawing the case she was sent to her grandfather’s house at Gunipur village in Lakhai upazila of Habiganj.
Later, she went missing from the house on March 16 and police recovered her body from haor area in Sayestaganj upazila on March 17.
The incident created a widespread outcry among people when a photograph of the victim’s body lying on a field went viral on Facebook.