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7-year-old girl’s body found in Ctg

Police suspect murder after rape

Published : Wednesday, 3 April, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 100

CHATTOGRAM, Apr 2: Monday night, in a heart-wrenching incident in Chattograms Phalmondi area, under Kotwali police jurisdiction, the body of a seven-year-old girl was found in a dumpster. The case is being treated as a suspected murder following a sexual assault.

Local residents stumbled upon the body, which was concealed inside a sack, next to a police box on road No.1 around 9:45 pm Monday night. The discovery prompted immediate police action.

Officer-in-Charge of Kotwali Police Station, SM Obaidul Huq, reported that upon receiving information, law enforcement officials retrieved the body and transferred it to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue to undergo an autopsy.

Assistant Police Commissioner of Kotwali Zone, Atanu Chakraborty, noted that the victim bore injury marks and signs suggesting she might have been strangled or poisoned. The presence of bleeding led to the preliminary conclusion that the girl was a victim of assault before her death.

The identity of the young girl is currently under verification as the police continue their investigation into this tragic event.    —UNB

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