Nusrat murder verdict on October 24

Our Correspondent . Feni | Published: 18:29, Sep 30,2019 | Updated: 01:06, Oct 01,2019


Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Feni on Monday fixed October 24 for delivering its verdict on the sensational Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case.

Judge of the tribunal Mamunur Rashid set the date after concluding the hearing of arguments of both sides.

Public Prosecutor Hafez Ahmed who stood for the state sought maximum punishment of the accused.

Among the 16 accused in the case, 15 accused were present during Monday’s hearing.

Hafez said that it has been proved through the proceedings that killing of Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Madrassah, was pre-planned.

‘I expect capital punishment to the assailants,’ he said.

The accused are madrassah principal SM Sirajuddoula, Awami League leader Ruhul Amin, Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Imran Hossain Mamun, Hafez Abdul Quader, Iftekhar Uddin Rana, councillor Maksud Alam alias Moksud, Kamrunnahar Moni, Saifur Rahman Mohammad Zobair, Javed, Umme Sultana Popy, Mohiuddin Shakil, Mohammad Shamim, Abdur Rahim Sharif and Absar Uddin.

On March 27, principal Sirajuddoula allegedly sexually harassed Nusrat in his office. Her mother filed a case against the principal on the following day.

On April 6, a group of people poured kerosene on the 18-year-old girl and set her afire for refusing to withdraw the case against the principal after he had been arrested and subsequently suspended.

Five days after she was set on fire, Nusrat lost her battle for life on April 10 at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

On July 3, a Feni court took cognisance of the charges against the suspended madrassah principal in the case filed for sexually harassing Nusrat.

Police Bureau of Investigation submitted the 271-page charge sheet 98 days into the sexual harassment of the madrassah girl naming 92 witnesses.

On May 30, Senior Judicial Magistrate court Judge Jakir Hossain transferred the case to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.

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