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Oishee pleads innocence in her parents’ murder case

Update : 13 Oct 2015, 07:08 PM

Oishee Rahman, the girl accused of killing her parents SB inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and Swapna Rahman, has pleaded innocent in the murder case.

In a written statement to a Dhaka tribunal, Oishee alleged that male police members had coerced her to falsely confess to the murder of her parents.

Oishee, the prime accused in the case, submitted the statement to the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 3 yesterday, after its Judge Sayeed Ahmed read out charges against her and asked her whether she would plead guilty.

Oishee also said she had no idea about who might have killed her parents as she had gone out of the house before the murders.

She further said she was a minor at the time of her parents’ death, mentioning that her birth date was August 17, 1996.

The police produced Oishee and her friend Asaduzzaman Jony before the court while another accused Mizanur Rahman Rony, freed on bail, also appeared during yesterday’s proceedings.

The tribunal fixed October 20 for hearing arguments in the case.

On October 7, the tribunal concluded recording the depositions of prosecution witnesses in the sensational murder case. A total 39 out of 57 prosecution witnesses testified in the case.

According to the case statement, the bodies of Mahfuzur and Swapna were found at their Chamelibagh residence on August 16, 2013.

Oishee, who had taken her O-level examination, 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 last year – one pressed against Oishee and her two friends while the other against Sumi who is under 18. Sumi’s trial proceeding is under way at a juvenile court in Dhaka.

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. 

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