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Nusrat murder: Three on remand again

  • Published at 07:43 pm May 8th, 2019
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Police produce five accused before the senior judicial magistrate court in Feni on Thursday, May 2, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

They have confessed in court to their direct involvement in the attack on Nusrat

A Feni court has placed three accused persons on a one-day remand again, in the case filed for the murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

Feni Senior Judicial Magistrate, Md Jakir Hossain, gave the order on Wednesday after police produced them before the court seeking a three-day remand for each.

The accused are:Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Javed Hossain, and Jobayer Ahmed.

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Additional SP Moniruzzaman said the three have already confessed in court to their direct involvement in the attack on Nusrat.

Alim examinee Nusrat suffered 80% burns after she was set on fire on the roof of the institution at Sonagazi on April 6, by four burqa-clad unidentified assailants who were allegedly followers of now suspended madrasa principal Sirajuddaula.

The 18-year-old girl was attacked for refusing to withdraw a case her family filed last month against Sirajuddaula for sexually harassing and assaulting her.

Her family filed another case against eight people, including Sirajuddaula, on April 8 for the attack on Nusrat. That case was later accepted as a murder case.

Sirajuddaula, who was arrested after the first case was filed, is currently behind bars, with six others accused.