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Nusrat murder: Death references to be sent to HC Tuesday

  • Published at 02:16 pm October 28th, 2019
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Police escort the accused after verdict at Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal premises in Feni on Thursday, October 24, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

On October 24, Feni Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal sentenced all 16 accused to death

The death references of the 16 convicts in Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case are ready to be sent to the High Court.  

"The death references have been prepared. We are optimistic about sending them to the High Court on Tuesday for approval of the verdict," said Feni Judge's Court Public Prosecutor Hafez Ahmed, reports UNB.  

On October 24, Feni Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal sentenced all 16 accused to death and fined them Tk1 lakh each in the case lodged over murder of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

The convicts are prime accused SM Sirajuddaula, who orchestrated Nusrat’s murder, Nur Uddin, Shahdat Hossain Shamim, Maksud Alam, Saifur Rahman Md Zobayer, Sakhawat Hossain Jabed, Abdul Kader, Absar Uddin, Kamrun Nahar Moni, Umme Sultana Popy, Abdur Rahim Sharif, Eftekhar Uddin Rana, Imran Hossain Mamun, Mohammad Shamim, Ruhul Amin, and Mohiuddin Shakil. 

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an alim examinee and a student of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa, died on April 10 from injuries she received after supporters of former madrasa principal Md Sirajuddaula set her on fire in the madrasa premises on April 6.

She had previously lodged a sexual harassment complaint against the principal on March 27 with the Sonagazi police station, following which he was arrested, and jailed. Nusrat was set ablaze after Sirajuddaula's associates failed to intimidate her into withdrawing her complaint.