Rupa murder case verdict Monday

Published: February 11, 2018 21:24:38 | Updated: February 12, 2018 11:58:59

A Tangail court will deliver its verdict on Monday in a case filed over the killing of Zakia Sultana Rupa after gang rape in a running bus on August 25 last year.

Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Abul Hossain fixed the date on February 5 after closing arguments of both sides.

On January 23, the court concluded the recording of depositions of witnesses in the case when 27 witnesses out of total 32 testified before the court.

On October 25 last, a court accepted the charge-sheet against the accused -- bus driver Habibur, its supervisor Safar Ali, and helpers Shamim, Akram and Jahangir -- in the case.

Rupa, 27, was murdered after gang rape in the running bus while returning to Mymensingh from Bogra on August 25 last year, reports UNB.

Police recovered her bloodstained body from Panchmail area of Madhupur upazila on that night.

On August 28, police arrested the five accused from Mymensingh in this connection.

On August 31, police exhumed the body of Rupa and handed it over to her family for burial in a proper manner.

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