Two men were arrested over strangulating an Honours first-year student to death while attempting to rape her on Friday at her home in Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat.
The arrestees were identified as Rony Mahanta, 29, son of Shankar Mahanta and Zahid Hasan alias Kamini Zahid, 33, son of Khorshed Mandal, said Masum Ahmed Bhuiyan, Superintendent of Joypurhat police in a press briefing on Sunday.
He said in primary interrogation the arrestees have accepted their involvement in the crime.
“The accused were neigbours of the girl and planned to rape her after her brother threatened them several times for teasing and giving indecent proposals to the victim,” said SP Masum Ahmed.
“They entered the girl's house after being sure her brother and sister-in-law were not home and tried to rape her around 2 am. As she protested and attacked them, they in a bid to stop her screams strangled her to death with her clothes,” said the SP.
On Saturday morning her relatives found her body on the bed and informed police.
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Following a tip off police arrested the two accused from separate areas of the Majhina village in the upazila.
Earlier, victim’s brother filed a murder case with Pancbibi police station in this regard.