Odhikar

Sonia Akhter allegedly killed for dowry in Shirajdikhan Upazilla of Munshiganj district

In the evening of 6 August 2011, Rakib (24), the husband of Sonia Akhter (20) killed his wife by suffocating her. Sheikh Halem, Sonia’s father filed a case as a plaintiff in the Shirajdikhan Police Station of Munshiganj. Sub Inspector (SI) Shofikul Islam of Shirajdikhan Police Station is the investigating officer of the case.

At 12.30 in the night of 11 September 2011, Sub Inspector (SI) Shofikul Islam arrested Rakib. The investigating officer Sub Inspector (SI) Shofikul Islam framed charge sheet of this case and submitted to the court on 30/09/11.

Odhikar’s statement

Odhikar demands that the Government to take initiatives to ensure that the Dowry Prohibition Act is properly implemented and that acts of violence against women be properly investigated and taken into serious consideration by the law enforcement agencies and the courts of law.

fact-finding-violence against women-Sonia Akhter-2011 (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-violence against women-Sonia Akhter-2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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