Human chain formed in Katiadi protesting rape, killing of schoolgirl

Staff Correspondent

6 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

KISHOREGANJ: Raktadan Samity, a voluntary social organisation, on Monday formed a human chain in protest of the gang rape and murder of Sadia Akhter Tuni, a third grader in Katiadi of the district.

Participants demanded immediate arrest of the rapists, who killed Tuni, and exemplary punishment under the Speedy Trial Act from the human chain formed in front of the Katiadi Upazila Parishad.

Upazila Parishad Chairman Dr Mohammad Mushtaqur Rahman, journalist Rafiqul Haider Titu, Raktadan Samity Coordinating Board Member film activist Jisan Azad, teacher Aman Ullah, homoeologist Mahbubur Rahman, student leader Roni Khan, Sakibul Hasan Sohag, Mosharraf Hossain, Shakil Ahsan, Hasibur Rashid Rafi, Ashraful Alam Fahim, among others, took part in the human chain.

Badrul Alam Nayeem, founder and coordinator of the Raktadan Samity, said Tuni, a class three student, was brutally murdered after being gang-raped. We demand immediate arrest of the killers and exemplary punishment under the Speedy Trial Act.

We have organised a symbolic human chain as there are restrictions to break the chain of coronavirus transmission.

It may be mentioned that on July 2 Sadia Akhter Tuni went missing while returning home alone from the adjacent Old Brahmaputra River after fishing with her father in Dokkhin Lohajuri village of Lohajuri union of the upazila.

Police later recovered her body from a jute field with her hands and feet tied and a scarf wrapped around her neck on the same day.

 


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