A Tangail court today set February 12 to deliver the verdict on the sensational murder of law student Rupa Khatun, who was raped in a moving bus before being murdered in Tangail.
The court of Abul Mansur Miah, acting judge of Tangail Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, came up with date after closing arguments of both sides.
All the five accused are now in jail.
On August 25, police recovered an unidentified body of a woman near Tangail-Mymensingh road in Tangail’s Madhupur. Following an autopsy, the body was buried at the Tangail central graveyard the next day. A murder case was filed with Madhupur Police Station.
The next day, law enforcers picked up five employees of the bus at Madhupur. The arrestees during interrogation admitted their involvement in the crime, police sources said.
The Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Tangail on August 29 and 30 recorded confessional statements of the arrestees and sent them to jail.
Following a court order, police on August 31 exhumed Rupa’s body and handed it over to her family. The victim was later buried at her village in Sirajganj’s Tarash upazila.
Earlier yesterday the court fixed today for arguments of the both sides on law points after the defense side concluded their argument seeking acquittal of all the five accused in the case filed for rape and murder of law student Rupa Khatun.
On the other hand, the state side on the concluding day of their argument on January 31 sought capital punishment for all the five accused in the case saying that they were able to prove the allegations.