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HC: No interference from the court required in Nusrat murder case

  • Published at 01:49 pm April 23rd, 2019
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Nusrat Jahan Rafi died on April 10, four days after being set ablaze

The High Court has said they do not feel the need to interfere in the investigation of the Nusrat murder case. 

The High Court bench of Justices FRM Nazmul Ahasan and KM Kamrul Kader commented this on Tuesday.

The bench said there is no negligence by the government regarding the investigation. 

Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Eunus Ali Akond filed a writ with the High Court on April 17, seeking the help of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to investigate the murder.

The High Court set April 28 to hear the writ petition.


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The secretary of the Home Ministry, secretary of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, inspector general of police, superintendent of Feni police, and officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi police station, have been made respondents to the writ.

On April 6, madrasa student and Alim examinee Nusrat Jahan Rafi was set ablaze on the roof of her madrasa by alleged supporters of the madrasa's Principal Sirajuddaula — after she refused to withdraw a case she had filed against him on March 27 for sexual harassment.

The 18-year-old, with 80% burns on her body, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10 after five days in hospital.