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Tuli Rani Saha was allegedly killed over dowry demands

Tuli Rani Saha (19) was from Holudia village of Louhojong thana in Munshiganj district. On November 13, 2011, at dawn, Tuli Rani was allegedly suffocated and killed by her husband Mohammad Zahid Sheikh (25), mother-in-law Jostna Begum (50) and father-in-law Mohammad Joinal Sheikh (60). Tuli’s elder brother, Sagor Saha filed a case in Louhojong Police Station as a plaintiff. The case number is-02, dated-13/11/11 under section 11(ka)/30 of the Nari O Shishu  Nirjaton Domon Ain 2000 (Amended in 2003).

On January 31, 2012, the Investigating Officer, Sub Inspector (SI) Abul Kalam submitted the charge sheet to the Court. Tuli’s family was dissatisfied concerning the charge sheet and filed a Naraji petition. However, the Court dismissed the Naraji petition and took the charge sheet into consideration.

The police arrested Mohammad Zahid Sheikh when he appeared before the Court although the exact date could not be found.

fact-finding-violence against women-Tuli Rani Saha-2011-eng (full text in English, PDF)

fact-finding-violence against women-Tuli Rani Saha-2011-ben (full text in Bangla, PDF)

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