The High Court has commuted the death sentence of Oishee Rahman on Monday for murdering her parents in 2013.
Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain’s bench sentenced her to life imprisonment on Monday, nearly a month after concluding the hearing.
Oishee’s parents, Special Branch Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman, were found murdered at their Malibagh home on August 16, 2013.
The High Court cited a lack of motive, Oishee’s medical report (physical and mental condition), mental disorder, a lack of prior criminal records and her surrender within two days of committing the crime as reasons for commuting her sentence.
A Dhaka court sentenced Oishee to death on November 12, 2015 for murdering her parents in cold blood.
Terming the murder premeditated, it said Oishee at first only planned to kill her mother but later also killed her father.
According to the case statement, the bodies of Mahfuzur and Swapna were found at their Chamelibagh residence on August 16, 2013.
Oishee, surrendered at Paltan police station the following day.
Later, police arrested their house help Khadiza Khatun Sumi, and Oishee’s friends Jony and Rony.
Two charge sheets were submitted on March 9 2014 – one pressed against Oishee and her two friends while the other against Sumi who is under 18.
According to the charge sheets, Oishee alone killed her parents while Jony instigated the murders and Rony gave her shelter after the incident. Sumi has been accused of assisting Oishee in concealing the bodies.