Withdrawal of a police official from a police station cannot be a punishment, says the TIB chief
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Thursday demanded judicial probe into the alleged negligence of duty by police in connection with the murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
The anti-graft watchdog in a statement also demanded strong enforcement of law to ensure punishment of those involved in the murder, reports UNB.
The statement read: "Violence against women across the country considering the number and gravity of atrocities now reached at a level which is unimaginable. There is no alternative to ensuring strict enforcement of law against the responsible people and their associates to deal with this situation.”
TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said: "We hope investigation will be carried out properly and the responsible people will receive exemplary punishment. But, we are worried about the allegations brought against the police officials concerned over their negligence of duty and connection in the incident."
Each allegation against the police officials concerned should be investigated properly and the police officials concerned as well as the overall police administration should be brought under accountability, he said.
Withdrawal of a police official from a police station cannot be a punishment, said Iftekharuzzaman adding: "The people want to see proper implementation of the prime minister's assurance that none of those involved in the murder will be spared."
On April 6, Nusrat was set ablaze at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagazi upazila in Feni.
Nusrat Jahan died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.