BNP demands judicial probe into Tonu killing

Staff Correspondent

29 March, 2016 12:00 AM printer

BNP vice-chairman Abdullah Al Noman on Monday demanded judicial investigation into the reported rape and killing of Comilla Victoria College student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.
“The government should form a probe body with one or three retired judges of the Supreme Court to unearth the mystery of Tonu murder,” he said.
Noman was addressing a human chain programmer organised by Jatiyatabadi Mahila Dal in front of the National Press Club demanding arrest and punishment of Tonu’s killers.
The BNP leader claimed that the incidents of women repression and killing have increased across the country due to deterioration of law and order situation.
“Every day, at least five women are being killed after rape in the country. The figure may be higher as we do not get information about many victims,” he noted.
He alleged that efforts are being made to hide the incident of Tonu murder.
The BNP leader also claimed that the present Awami League-led government has failed in all sectors and that it can’t establish rule of law in the country.
 “Let’s create pressure on the government so that nobody like Tonu fall victims to brutality in the future,” he said.   
Noman also called on the government to resign and create peaceful atmosphere for holding a fresh national election.
Later,  speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club, Noman said nobody, including women, is safe under the present Awami League government.
“Ruling party cadres didn’t hesitate to shot unborn baby. Tonu was killed in country’s highest restricted area. Even unborn babies are not safe under this government,” he said.