- Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) and Kapaeeng Foundation jojntly organise Human Chain at the headquarters of Sitakunda Upazila (sub-district) of Chittagong district. Hundreds of Tripura villagers from Sitakunda and Mirasarai Upazilas attended the protest. Presided over by General Secretary of Sitakunda unit of BIPF Mr. Rabindra Tripura, the protest was adressed by local Commission of Sitakunda Municipality Mr. Shafikul Alam Chowdhury Murad, leader of Gonotantrik Mukti Council Mr. Amir Abbas, General Secretary of BIPF of Mirasrai unit Mr. Surendra Tripura et al. Besides, leaders of the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council also attended the protest.
Speakers of the protest demanded to arrest and ensure exemplary punishment of the perpetrators; to provide compensation to the families of the two victims; and to ensure overall security of indigenous peoples including Sitakunda Adivasi Tripura Para.
The Daily Star,May 20, 2018
Tripura Girls: Key accused confesses to the killing
Staff Correspondent, Ctg
The key accused in the killing of two Tripura girls, Abul Hossen, confessed to the murder after he was arrested early yesterday in Sitakunda upazila.
The victims are Sukloti Tripura, 15, and her neighbour Chobi Rani Tripura, 13.
Hossen had been making advances towards Sukloti. On Friday morning, he approached her once again while she was at Chobi Rani’s house, Mohiuddin Mahmud Sohel, additional police super of the Special Branch told The Daily Star.
After being rejected, Hossen, along with his three cohorts, killed Sukloti through strangulation. They killed Chobi Rani as she was a witness to the murder, the police official added.
Parents of both victims were busy in Jhum cultivation when the murder was being carried out; he continued, adding that the accused hung the bodies with ropes on window grills, to make it look like suicide.
Suman Tripura, Chobi Rani’s father, filed a case with Sitakunda Police Station on Friday, accusing four.
Iftekhar Hassan, officer-in-charge of the station, told The Daily Star that they arrested Abul Hossen, the key accused in the killing from his home yesterday.
The names of the other accused could not be revealed for the sake of investigation, he said adding that the accused was produced in court yesterday.
Md Joynal, sub-inspector of the station, who prepared the inquest of the victims’ bodies, told The Daily Star that the autopsy was completed yesterday and the viscera samples will be sent for forensic tests to determine how they died.
Suman Tripura, who filed the case, told The Daily Star that they were happy that the accused had been arrested. But they believed that since the criminal was ‘influential’ in their locality, their safety might be compromised at any time.
“We urge police to ensure our safety”, he added.
Two Tripura girls killed after rape
Case filed, one held in Ctg
Our Correspondent . Chittagong | Published: 00:11, May 20,2018 | Updated: 00:23, May 20,2018
A young man was arrested at Sitakunda in Chittagong on Saturday on allegation of killing two teenage girls of ethnic minority Tripura community after rape on Friday.
The father of one of the girls filed a case with Sitakunda police station against Abul Hossain of Mahadevpur at Sitakunda and several others for the rape and murders at Jangal Mahadevpur.
The police arrested prime accused Abul Hosaain, 25, at Mahadevpur on Saturday.
Abul Hossain admitted his crime during interrogation, police officials said.
On Friday, being informed by local people, police recovered two bodies of teenage girls of Tripura community from a house at Tripura Para at about 8:00pm.
The Father of one of the girls alleged that stalker Abul Hossain and his associates killed his daughter after rape as she refused Abul’s proposal of affair.
Referring to Abul’s reported admission, police officials said that the other Tripura girl was killed as she saw the killing.
Later, the killers hanged the bodies pouring poison in their mouth in a bid to show the incident as a case of suicide.
Additional superintendent (north) of Chittagong district police Moshiuddowla Reza said that they were investigating the incident.
Police continued drives to arrest associates of Abul Hossain over the murder, he added.
Bangali man kills Tripura teens after rejecting his advances
Published at 05:51 pm May 19th, 2018
Police have arrested the main culprit in the murders
Two teenage girls of the Tripura ethnic community were found hanged by the neck in Jangal Mahadevpur village in Sitakunda upazila on Friday night.
The victims were identified as Sukhlati Tripura, 15, daughter of Falin Tripura and Chhobi Rani Tripura, 12, daughter of Sumon Tripura of the village.
Around Saturday afternoon, police arrested one Abul Hossain, 25, also from the village, after conducting a drive at Sitakunda Sadar area.
Police recovered the bodies from a house in the village around 8pm Friday and sent them to Chittagong Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Mozammel Haq, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Sitakunda Police Station.
Suman Tripura, father of Rani Tripura lodged a murder case with the station on Saturday morning accusing Abul Hossain and three unnamed people.
Falin, father of Sukhlati, alleged that Abul Hossain had been harassing his daughter. Abul and his associates raped and killed the girls because his daughter refused his advances, he said.
“They poured poison in their mouths and then hanged the bodies to make it look like suicide,” he told the UNB.
Sub Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman of Sitakunda Police Station, who is the investigating officer on the case, said that Abul confessed that he along with his two aides killed the girls.
The police will produce Abul Hossain before the court later in the day, seeking remand.
The Daily Observer
Tripura girls killed by spurned suitor
Published: Saturday, 19 May, 2018 at 11:03 PM Count : 132
The girls found dead at a house at Tripura Palli in Chattogram’s Sitakunda Upazila were killed after one of them rejected a man’s love proposal.
Abul Hossain, 25, had confessed his alleged involvement in the murders of 16-year-old Sukolpi Tripura and 13-year-old Chhobi Rani Tripura, police said.
Hossain and his accomplices allegedly hanged the two after Sukolpi refused his romantic advances, reports bdnews24.com.
Police recovered the two hanging bodies around noon on Friday. They later detained Hossain from the upazila’s Mahdebpur area.
Shampa Rani Saha, addition superintendent of Sitakunda circle of Chittagong District Police, told bdnews24.com that Hossain had pursued a romantic relationship with Sukolpi and she refused him.
“An arbitrator was called over the incident and Abul was punished. He confessed to police that he committed the murder as revenge over the incident.”
Sukolpi was the main target, while Chobi Rani was killed because she witnessed Sukolpi’s murder, said Saha.
Sukolpi’s father, Punel Kumar Tripura, has filed a murder case with Sitakunda Police Station over the incident.