Nurse killed after rape in moving bus, 5 held
Published: 08:02 PM, 7 May 2019 Updated: 08:39 PM, 6 June 2019
A nurse named Shahinur Akhter Tania was killed after being raped in a passenger bus named Sharnalata at Katiadi Upazila of Kishoreganj.
The incident occurred on Monday night in Gazaria Jamtoli area on Bhairab-Kishoreganj regional highway.
The deceased Shahinur Akter alias Tania, daughter of Gias Uddin of Baherchar village under Lohajuri UP of Katiadi Upazila, a nurse at Ibn Sina Hospital of Dhaka.
Md Shafiqul Islam, OC (Investigation) of Katiadi Model Police Station said, “On Monday afternoon, Shahinur get on the bus in Sharnalata Paribahan from Airport counter. The bus travels from Mohakhali to Bajitpur Upazila’s Pirijpur bus stand through Katiadi. The distance is only 10 minutes road from her home.”
“After getting on the bus in the afternoon, Shahinur talked with father and brother for several times on mobile phone. When the bus crossed the Mathkhola Bazar at 8:00 pm, she told her that she would be able to reach home within half an hour. Her father was going to the mosque for Isha and Tarawih prayer. When the bus reached Katiadi bus stand at around 8:30 pm, she talked with her brother on phone and said it would take five-seven minutes to reach Pirijpur.”
“All the passengers of the bus dropped at Katiadi bus stand. But with the tricks of bus driver and helper, four-five people got on the bus as passengers from the same bus stand. When the bus reached at Jamtoli area on Bhairab-Kishoreganj regional highway, two km away from Katiadi bus stand, they raped Sahinur in the moving vehicle, strangled her by scarf on neck and threw her on the road. Later, the locals recovered her body and took to Katiadi Upazila Health Complex where duty doctor declared her dead,” the OC also said.
Meanwhile, as the Sharnalata bus didn’t reach Pirijpur bus stand, Shahinur’s brother tried to contact her but failed. later, he got the news that the police brought her body in the police station from Katiadi hospital.
Tania’s brother Kafil Uddin Sumon said, “One LED 19-inch television, a Samsung mobile phone, and a salary of Tk 15,000-16,000 with Shahinur.”
Shahinur’s father Gias Uddin said, ”My daughter was coming home only to see me. When she got on the bus, I talked with her several times. After talking with her, I went to mosque for Tarawih prayer. Later heard my daughter’s body at the hospital. I want exemplary justice for the killers of my daughter.”
“Two strangers brought her body at the hospital at 11:45 pm,” said Dr Tajreena Tayyab, Medical Officer of Residential Project of Katiadi Upazila Health Complex adding, “Later, we immediately informed the police. There are signs of injury on lips, throat and chest and sensitive areas.”
“After receiving the news from the hospital, police saw Shahinur’s dead body. Later, police conducted drive and detained five people, including the bus driver Nuruzzaman and helper Lalon Mia. In initial interrogation, the bus driver and the helper said that she had jumped from the bus. But they are being questioned. Kishoreganj SP visited the spot. Her body was sent to Kishoreganj 250-bed General Hospital morgue for autopsy. Legal action will be taken in this regard,” said OC Shafiqul Islam.