Two prosecution witnesses today testified in the case filed over rape and subsequently murder of seven-year-old Samia Afrin Saima in capital’s Wari area.
Saima’s elder sister Farzana Yasmin and neighbor Farhad Hossain testified at Dhaka 1st Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal and were cross examined afterwards. Afterthe end of today’s proceedings, Judge Qazi Abdul Hannan adjourned the hearing till February 3.
The sole accused Harun-ur Rashid was present at the court during today’s hearing.
Saima’s father Abdus Salam filed the case under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act with Wari Police Station on July 6, 2019, and police on July 7 managed to arrest killer Harun-ur Rashid from Cumilla.
Saima, nursery-grade student of Silverdale School went missing after going out to play on the afternoon of July 5. Her body was found on the 8th floor of their under construction building at 8pm, with a rope still wrapped around her neck.
It was found later the little girl was brutally raped by Harun and the killer dragged her lifeless body by tying a rope around her neck and took it to the kitchen of that vacant flat and fled the scene.