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From murder to religion: How is Oishee spending her days in jail

  • Published at 12:12 am May 16th, 2021
Oishee Rahman, centre, who was sentenced to death by a special tribunal in 2015, is in police custody Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

In 2013, the then teen had killed her parents over drugs

Oishee Rahman, the girl who left the nation shell-shocked after killing her parents back in 2013 for trying to stop her from abusing drugs, is apparently no longer the same person most of her near and dear ones once knew.

She has seemingly transformed herself completely, as almost everybody changes in the course of time—by choice or not.

Now the lifer passes her daily life in prayers at the Women's Central Jail inside the Kashimpur Prison Complex, Gazipur.

Jail authorities said Oishee fasted throughout the month of Ramadan and never misses the prayers.

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Also, she reads different types of books and was even seen reading Karagarer Rojnamcha (a book based on the prison diaries of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman).

On November 12, 2015, a Dhaka court had convicted Oishee and sentenced her to death for killing her parents – police inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and Swapna Rahman.

Oishee’s friend and accomplice Mizanur Rahman was given a two-year jail term and another associate, Asaduzzaman Rony, was acquitted.

On June 5, 2017, the High Court commuted Oishee’s sentence to life imprisonment.

Police had recovered the bodies of Special Branch inspector Mahfuzur and his wife Swapna Rahman from their Chamelibagh residence in Dhaka city on August 16, 2013.

A case was filed in this connection the next day, causing Oishee to surrender to the police. She also confessed to her involvement in the killing.

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Jailer Hosne Ara Bithi said Oishee is now fine at her prison cell, performing religious activities regularly.

 “I saw her read a book of Bangabandhu a few days ago,” Bithi said, adding that the convict does not show any craving for drugs even though she was an addict when she killed her parents.

 “She’s leading a completely normal life here, mostly remaining quiet,” observed the jailer.

According to Bithi, none of Oishee’s relatives called on her since the Covid-19 pandemic started in March last year.

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