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Schoolgirl killed after rape in Kushtia

staff Correspondent - February 4th, 2013

A 11-year old school girl was killed after rape in Kushtia.
Police recovered her dead body from a pond of a brick kiln at Aria village in Daulatpur upazila in the district on Friday afternoon.
Police picked up three teenage boys of the area who found the dead body and informed the matter to villagers.
The dead was identified as Hasiara Khatun, 11, daughter of Hasem Ali of the village. She was student of class III at Aria primary school.
According to police, Mazeda Khatun, 32 was living with her only daughter Hasiara at the village after her husband Hasem left her in 2008. Mazeda was working as labourer at Sotabdi brick kiln owned by Hablu Mollah. Hablu is president of Daulatpur upazila Jubo Dal.
Like other day, Mazeda went to work to the brick kiln on Friday morning leaving Hasiara alone in the house.
“Local people informed us of finding the dead body of the girl at a pond nearby the brick kiln at about 3.30:pm,” Zahir Hossain, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Daulatpur police station told.
A police team recovered the dead body and sent to Kushtia general hospital.
Chokdar Abdul Halim, Assistant Police Super (Bheramara circle) told that the girl was strangled. Bore marks of torture were also found her face and throat.
Sad Ahmed, member of Aria Union Parishad suspected that the girl was killed after rape.
“Police is trying to hide the matter of rape though her lower part of the body was bare when the dead body was recovered from the pond,” Sad told.
Police picked three boys from the area. They are Ratan, 12, son of Akram Hossain, Rajib Hossain, 15, son of Abdur Razzak and Abdus Salam, 14, son of Seraj Ali of Aria village. The three boys at first found the dead body on the pond and informed the village people.
Police later released the arrestees after interrogation.
Police could not arrest any of the criminals involved into the incident.