Rupa murder case shifted to tribunal | 2017-10-17 |

Rupa murder case shifted to tribunal

    17 October, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Tangail: 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 here on Monday, reports UNB.


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 on that night.


Following post-mortem, she was buried at the town central graveyard as unclaimed body. Later, victim’s relatives identified her seeing her 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.