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Shazneen killer executed

  • Published at 10:38 pm November 29th, 2017
Shazneen killer executed
Shahidul Islam alias Shahid, 42, the convicted killer of Scholastica student Shazneen Tasnim Rahman, was hanged at Kashimpur High Security Central Jail on Wednesday night. The execution was performed around 9:45pm, Jailer of Kashimpur Central Jail Bikash Rayhan confirmed. Shahidul’s brother Mohidul Islam received the body from the jail authorities after execution. Five relatives, including Mahidul, met Shahid at the jail earlier in the day, said jail sources. On April 23, 1998, Shazneen Tasnim Rahman, a grade IX student of Scholastica School in Dhaka and daughter of Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman, was raped and murdered at her residence. Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Kazi Rahmatullah handed down death penalty to six accused for their involvement in planning and executing the murder on September 2, 2003. The convicts were Syed Sazzad Mainuddin Hasan, a contractor who was appointed to repair the house, Shahidul Islam, a domestic help, Sazzad’s assistant Badal, carpenter Shaniram Mandal, and maids Estema Khatun Minu and Parvin. On July 10, 2006, the High Court upheld the death penalty of five convicts and acquitted carpenter Shaniram Mandal of all charges. Later, four of the convicts filed a leave-to-appeal with the Supreme Court against the High Court order that was granted by the Appellate Division on April 26, 2009. Shahidul filed a jail appeal A bench of five judges of Appellate Division, led by the then Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, on August 2 last year, upheld the death sentence of Shahidul and acquitted four convicts in the sensational killing case.