Alexa Sayma rape-murder: Main accused arrested

Sayma rape-murder: Main accused arrested


Published: 14:14 7 July 2019   Updated: 14:38 7 July 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Police arrested Haroon, the main accused in connection the murder of seven-year-old Samiya Afrin Sayma after the rape in the capital’s Wari area.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)'s media and public relations department DC, Masudur Rahman confirmed that the main culprit was arrested on Sunday. He said the details will be made at the press conference at DMP Media Center at noon.

Earlier, Samiya went hidden during Maghrib prayers on Friday. After much searching, her body was found in a flat on the 9th floor of the building. Then, the police recovered the body of the child from the spot. Later, on Saturday, the autopsy said that after rape, the child was strangled to death with rope.

Samiya is the youngest child of Abdus Salam. He lives as tenant in the house with family.