Jumma girl allegedly murdered in Matiranga


News No. 169/2010, November 24, 2010

A MUTILATED body of a fourteen-year old Jumma girl has been recovered from a jungle in Matiranga under Khagrachari district. She is believed to have been murdered after rape.

Different sources said Ms Koshmoti Tripura went missing on 15 November while working in a paddy field near their house in the village of Brajendra Karbari Para under Matiranga Upazila.

Her mutilated body was recovered one week later from a jungle. The locals believe she might have been killed after rape.

On Monday, the police arrested Shafiqul Islam (26) on suspicion of being involved in the murder, sheershanews.com and the daily Kalerkantho said.

A case has been filed with Matiranga police station in this connection.

The police yesterday sent her body to Khagrachari Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

The Hill Women’s Federation, a front organisation of the UPDF, has expressed concern and urged the local administration to probe her alleged murder.



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