Alexa Saima rape, murder: Prime accused confesses to crime

Dhaka, Monday   19 August 2019


Saima rape-murder 

Saima rape, murder: Prime accused confesses to crime

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:34 PM, 8 July 2019   Updated: 06:40 PM, 8 July 2019

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Harun-or-Rashid, the prime accused who was arrested over raping and murder of Samia Afrin Saima, in capital’s Wari area, has given confessional statements before the court.

On Monday, the investigation officer and detective branch (DB) inspector Arjun produced the killer before the court and pleaded to record his statement under section 164.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari then recorded Harun’s statement and sent him to jail afterward.

On July 7, Police managed to arrest the killer Harun-or-Rashid, a relative of one of Saima’s neighbor, from Cumilla.

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In his primary confession made to police, Killer Harun said he lured the little girl to that vacant flat by telling her to show the rooftop. He raped her there and strangled her to death. He dragged her lifeless body to the kitchen by wrapping a rope around her neck and threw the body under the sink.

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“The crime tantamount to crimes against humanity,” said detective branch (DB) additional commissioner Abdul Baten on Sunday while briefing media about the arrest of the killer.

On July 5, Saima’s body was found in a vacant flat at the same apartment complex, where she was living with her family.