Police have arrested a fugitive wanted as the prime accused in a case of killing a 10-year-old school student after he failed to rape her at Mithapakur Upazila of the district.
The arrested was identified as Raja Miah, 25, son of Shamim Miah of Village Buzruk Santoshpur in Mithapukur Upazila. He had been living with his grandmother Halima Begum.
Assistant police super (D circle) Md. Kamruzzaman of the Rangpur district police confirmed the arrest adding that the accused had been produced to the court on Friday and the court sent him to jail.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police raided Talmar More area of Nagarkanda in Faridpur district and arrested Raju Miah from his hide out on Thursday.
According to the case statement, Raju lured his neighbour Class III student Rahima, with buying biscuit and took her in his house where he allegedly tried to rape her on May 26. As she screamed, he strangled the child and then slit her throat with a blade to confirm her death. Later, he buried the body inside a room and fled the scene.
Police on information recovered the body and sent it to the Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue for post mortem examination.
Police arrested his grandmother Halima Begum in this regard.
Later, the child’s father filed a murder case accusing Raju Miah and his grandmother Halima Begum with the crime at Mithapukur police station.