The incumbent Feni superintendent of police SM Jahangir Alam was withdrawn and attached to the police headquarters on Sunday for his alleged negligence in duty over the murder of madrassah student Nusrat Jahan Rafi in Sonagazi.
The action came after primary inquiry found him and his fellows negligent in duty during and after the death of the madrassah girl, Nusrat, which triggered nationwide protests.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, died on April 10 after losing her grim battle for life at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital after being set on fire inside her madassah in Songazi on April 6.
Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (media and public relations) at the police headquarters, in a text informed Feni superintendent of police was withdrawn and attached to the police headquarters.
When approached, SM Jahangir Alam declined commenting on the latest development.
The police headquarters officials said that departmental proceedings were initiated against the police officials and the final action would be taken once the proceedings would be completed.
On Saturday, two more police officials— sub-inspector Abu Yousuf and sub-inspector Iqbal Ahmed of Sonagazi police station — were suspended and attached to other police units over similar allegations. Their suspension order became effective on Friday.
There are allegations that the local police tried to portray the arson attack on Nusrat as a suicide attempt and they did not play their due role in arresting the accused immediately.
Earlier on May 8, the then Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain was transferred to the Rangpur range and suspended.
On April 30, a police headquarters committee led by deputy inspector general SM Ruhul Amin submitted a report against the superintendent of police and three other police personnel in Feni after it found that they were negligent in duty.
The officials were accused of violating departmental discipline, tarnishing the image of police and behaving inappropriately, said officials at police headquarters.
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