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Nusrat murder: Probe report recommends action against negligent police officers

  • Published at 01:36 pm May 1st, 2019
Nusrat facebook video complaints to OC
Screenshot from a video recorded by now withdrawn Sonagazi police OC Moazzem Hossain shows Nusrat Jahan Rafi crying while lodging sexual harassment complaints against Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa Principal Sirajuddaula on March 27 Collected

The report found them negligent in investigating Nusrat's sexual harassment and murder cases

A probe committee, formed by the police headquarters, has submitted its report on the murder of Feni Alim examinee and madrasa student, Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

The report—submitted on Tuesday night—recommends disciplinary action be taken against four police officers found negligent in their duties while investigating Nusrat's sexual harassment case—and her subsequent murder case—according to police sources.

It lists the negligent officers as: Feni Superintendent of Police Jahangir Alam Sarker, Sonagazi police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain, Sub-Inspector Iqbal, and Sub-Inspector Yusuf. Besides, the report also found negligence in the duties of a district administration official.

A copy of the report will soon be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs, sources said.

Assistant Inspector General (media and planning) of police headquarters, Sohel Rana, told Dhaka Tribune the report has been submitted to the relevant quarters. 

However, he did not disclose further details of the report. 

Also Read- Nusrat murder: 4 police officers found negligent

The probe committee was headed by Deputy Inspector General SM Ruhul Amin.

Previously, a report submitted by a probe team of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRC), said: if the Sonagazi police, and the madrasa authorities, had taken the right measures to take action against the madrasa principal, Md Sirajaddaula—following Nusrat's sexual harassment case against him on March 27—her murder could have been avoided.

Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa, was set on fire on April 6, by the followers of Sirajaddaula, allegedly following his instructions given from jail – where he was sent after Nusrat's mother lodged a sexual harassment case on March 27.

The 18-year-old girl died from her injuries on April 10, at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. 

Nusrat's elder brother, Mahmudul Hasan, filed a case with Sonagazi police station naming eight people, on April 8. On April 10, the case was handed over to PBI. 

Until now, PBI has arrested 23 people in connection with the murder. Eleven people have given their confessional statements in front of the court, and six others remain on remand.

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