Dhaka – As public outburst over the killing of Comilla’s college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu rocked several places of the country, students in Faridpur, and Comilla and an organisation in Laxmipur on Sunday formed human chains demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the killers.
In Comilla, students of different colleges, alongside Comilla Victoria College, the institution the victim belonged to, and Comilla University, took part in a human chain on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Nandanpur Bishwaroad around 11:30am.
They demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible.
In Faridpur, students of four colleges participated in a human chain on Mujib Road in front of Faridpur Press Club from 11am to 11:30am raising the same demand.
In Laxmipur, ‘Priyo Laxmipur Jela’, a volunteer online organisation, formed a human chain in front of the district administrator’s office in the morning.
Sohagi Jahan Tonu, 19, a second year history student of Victoria College and a member of Victoria College Theatre, went missing on Sunday evening, hours after she had got out of her home at Comilla Mynamati Cantonment for private tuition.
Later, Tonu’s father Yar Hossain found his daughter unconscious with severe injuries in her body at a bush adjacent to his home.
She was then whisked off to Combined Military Hospital where doctors declared her dead.