She was videoed by force before making it public; culprit arrested
A college girl of Barisal Government Braja Mohan College committed suicide late on Monday after her male classmate circulated her obscene video clips via mobile phone.
The victim, 22-year-old Suparna Bachhar, was an honours third year student of mathematics department at Govt Brojo Mohon College.
Police picked up her classmate Nazrul Islam Nayon for allegedly shooting and distributing the video. Following the allegation, the college authority expelled him from the institution.
Suparna was married to Kamanashish Mandal, 26, a master’s final year student of physics department at the same college, according to relatives of the victim.
Hailing from Ashashuni upazila in Satkhira, the couple got married in 2004 and came here to continue higher studies.
They were residing at a rented house on College Avenue in the city. They used to give private tuition to bear their educational expenses.
After watching those obscene shots recently, her husband on Monday cautioned her not to damage their social prestige in their village.
Her classmate Nayon had been stalking her since admission, even knowing her marital status, the victim told her husband explaining the incident.
Suparna once agreed to meet Nayon at Planet World Children Park in the city to convince him not to disturb. But the accused took her obscene video footage there threatening her with arms.
Nayon used the video shots to blackmail the victim and when she denied continuing the immoral relationship, he started circulating the clips for the last two weeks, Kamanashish told The Daily Star.
The couple informed the police and an Awami League lawmaker for help and they assured to assist the victim only after filing a case.
As Suparna was about to appear in an examination yesterday morning, they decided to lodge the case in the afternoon.
Returning home after giving private tuition, the victim’s husband found the door closed around 11:20pm on Monday.
He broke the door open with the help of neighbours and found the body of her wife hanging from a ceiling fan.
Detained at Barisal Kotwali Police Station, Nayon claimed he had a friendly relationship with Suparna since admission in the college and confessed to recording obscene video with her consent.
He, however, denied the allegation of blackmailing her by circulating the video clips. He suspected Shahidul Islam, another classmate of them, might have transferred the video files from his mobile phone.
Law enforcers detained Nayon from the gate of Govt Barisal College and recovered his mobile phone handset, but failed to collect the memory card used in recording the video clips, Zahangir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station told The Daily Star.
An autopsy of the victim was done at the morgue of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, added the OC.
The victim’s husband filed a case last night accusing Nayon for her death.
Meanwhile, classmates of the victim broke into tears at the examination hall yesterday after hearing about the tragic death of their friend.
-With The Daily Star input