Nusrat Murder: Two suspects, including Nur Uddin, arrested

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:20, Apr 12,2019 | Updated: 16:24, Apr 12,2019


A team of Police Bureau of Investigation arrested a local leader of Awami League at a hotel in the capital on Thursday night in connection with the murder of Alim examinee Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

The arrestee Moksud Alam is a councillor of Sonagazi Municipality and acting general secretary of Awami League’s local unit, and also a member of the governing body of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa.

Tipped-off, a PBI team conducted a drive at the hotel at around 10:00pm and arrested Maksud, said Mohammad Maniruzzaman, additional superintendent of Feni Police.

Another team of PBI arrested Nur Uddin of village Char Chandia under Sonagazi in Feni from a location at Bhaluka in Mymensingh, said the investigation officer of the case inspector Md Shah Alam.

He, however, did not disclose any more details.

On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her.

Nusrat Jahan lost her battle for life on Wednesday night, five days after the incident at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

Ten people, including the madrasa principal, have so far been arrested in connection with the attack.

Meanwhile, a Feni court on April 10 placed the principal on a seven-day remand and two others on five-day over the incident. The two others are Abser Uddin, lecturer of English department of the madrasa, and student Arif.

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