Stalker’ arrested in Dinajpur
Police arrested a youth from Dinajpur early yesterday on allegation of stalking the schoolgirl who committed suicide in the city on July 19.
A joint team of Motijheel police and Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police made the arrest of the youth Mohammad Selim Ahmed Prince, 19.
The victim’s family sources said Selim and his friends used to stalk Sumaiya Akhter, 12, class-VI student of Motijheel Model High School, on her way to and from the school.
Sumaiya hanged herself at her house in Motijheel AGB colony Tuesday night.
Abdul Awal Kamrul, her maternal uncle, yesterday said they warned Selim not to stalk her but the boy kept calling Sumaiya over their land phone.
” Selim even called her over land phone on the very night she committed suicide”, he said, demanding immediate arrest and punishment to Selim’s friends.
Sumaiya’s family filed an unnatural death case over her suicide but did not mention the name of the stalker or complained verbally to police to avoid harassment, said Awal.
Police learned Selim’s name from news reports.
Awal said they would file a case accusing Selim and his friends in this connection.
Tofazzol Hossain, officer-in-charge of Motijheel Police Station, said Selim claimed during primary interrogation that he knew the girl and often talked to her. Sumaiya did not like him to call over phone and asked him not to call but he did not pay any heed to it, the OC quoted the arrestee as saying.
Selim used to work at a printing press in Arambagh of Motijheel. He quit the job two months back.
-With The Daily Star input