‘Girl was raped before murder at Kamalapur railway station’

Staff Correspondent

21 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Evidence suggests that the 18-year-old girl, who was found dead at a toilet of an abandoned carriage at Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital on Monday, was raped before she was killed, forensic experts said.

Asma Akhtar was choked to death and evidence of rape was found, Pradip Biswas, professor of forensic department at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), told reporters after an autopsy on Tuesday.

Besides, there were marks of torture on her body, the doctor said.

He also said DNA samples and viscera have been collected for further analysis.

Police also found her birth certificate near the body and contacted her family members, sub-inspector Rusho Banik of Dhaka Railway Police Station said.

Asma was a student of a madrasa in Panchagarh, family members said.

Asma’s father Abdur Razzaq of Panchagarh said his daughter left their home on Sunday morning without telling anyone and had been traceless since then. Asma had arguments with him and her mother in the last few days, Razzaq said.