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Wari girl Saima rape, murder: Charges framed

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:25 PM, 2 January 2020  

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Charges have been framed against Harun-or-Rashid, the prime accused in the case filed over rape and subsequently murder of seven-year-old Samia Afrin Saima in the capital’s Wari area - the witness of the case will begin on January 8. 

Judge Kazi Hannan of Dhaka’s Women and Children Repression Tribunal-1 fixed the day for the taking witness on Wednesday. 

No lawyer stood for the accused in the court.

Investigation Officer and DB’s Wari Zonal Team Inspector Mohammad Arjun submitted the investigation report to the court on November 5.

Saima’s father Abdus Salam filed the case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act with Wari Police Station on July 6 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 8 pm, 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.