Tonu killing: DNA matching not done in 39 months

Cumilla Correspondent
Published : 11:26, Jun 20, 2019 | Updated : 11:28, Jun 20, 2019

Sohagi Jahan TonuThe DNA matching related to the killing of Sohagi Jahan Tonu is stuck even though 39 months have passed. In this long time, killers have not been identified and there isn’t any progress in the case. The family of Tonu and noted people in Cumilla has expressed their indignation over the slow pace of the case.

The desire of Tonu’s mother is to meet the PM and demand justice for her daughter’s death. Family members claim that Tonu went to offer private tuition in a home inside the Cumilla Cantonment on Mar 20, 2016, and did not come back home.

Later, relatives found Tonu’s dead body in a jungle within the cantonment. Her father lodged a case which the CID got from Apr 1, 2016.

Even after two autopsies, the Cumilla Medical College Forensic department did not mention the specific reason for death. On May, 2017, CID had said that after DNA testing of Tonu’s clothes, semen of three people was found.

But CID is not saying anything more. Between October 25 and October 27, a team from CID questioned three persons, who they said are also suspected by Tonu’s mother.

Khulna spokesperson for Gonojagoron Moncho, Khairul Anam Raihan, added: “CID has failed in investigating the case.”

Meanwhile, Tonu’s mother is sick but says that if Army Sergeant Jahid and his wife are interrogated, the real killer will be revealed.

On the night of death, Tonu had gone to sergeant Jahid’s home to offer private tuition. Senior assistant police super of CID, Jalal Uddin Ahmed, says: “our work is not stalled; we are working and the DNA matching is only a matter of time.