The High Court Division on Tuesday received the death reference of SM Sirajuddoula, principal of Sonagazi Senior Islamia Fazil Madrassah and 15 others who have been sentenced to death for murdering Nusrat Jahan Rafi by setting her afire on April 6.
Supreme Court spokesman Mohammad Saifur Rahman told reporters that the death reference would be placed before the Chief Justice for his consent to make the paper-book on priority basis for hearing by the High Court Division.
On October 24, Feni Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal handed death sentences to Sirajuddoula and 15 others include Sonagazi thana Awami League’s former president Ruhul Amin and Sonagazi municipal town’s former Awami League joint general secretary and councillor of ward No -4 of Sonagazi Municipality Maksud Alam alias Maksud.
The court also ordered the fines of Tk one lakh on each and ordered the district magistrate that the money should be given to the victim’s family.
The tribunal judge Mamunur Rashid pronounced the verdict after hearing the murder case on 62 working days.
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