Beauty murder after rape: Prime accused Babul Miah held in Sylhet

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Members of Rapid Action Batalion (Rab) have detained Babul Miah, the prime suspect in the rape and murder of 15-year-old Beauty Akter, from Sylhet’s Beanibazar.

A team of Rab-9 arrested Babul Miah, son of Kolom Chan Bibi, a female member of Brahmandura Union Parishad, from Bianibazar upazila of Sylhet at 12:30 am on Saturday, Additional Superintandent of Police Mohammad Moniruzzaman said.

The arrestee will be handed over to Sayesthaganj Police station today, he added.

According to the case statement, Beauty, daughter of Sayed Ali, was raped by Babul Miah of the village on January 21. When victim’s father went to Sayestaganj Police Station to file a case the thana authority asked him to go to court.

Later, the victim’s family members filed a case with Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on March 4.

Later, the court ordered the officer-in-charge of the police station to take legal action.

As Babul Miah started to threaten Beauty’s family members after filing of the case, she was sent to her grandfather’s house at Gunipur village in Lakhai upazila in Habiganj.

She went missing from the house on March 16.

Police recovered her body from the haor area in Sayestaganj upazila on March 17.

Later, a murder case was filed with Sayestaganj Police Station.

The incident created a widespread outcry among people when a photograph of the victim’s body lying on a field went viral on Facebook.

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