A woman who was sentenced to life imprisonment in a case filed in connection with abducting a child in Cox’s Bazar in 1998, has been released after serving 20 years in jail on the International Women’s Day on Thursday.
The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the order after hearing a petition filed by a Supreme Court lawyer, Fazlur Rahman, on Thursday.
The woman is Monwara Begum alias Motahera Beguma alias Khurshida Begum.
The court also asked the Cox’s Bazar deputy commissioner and authorities concerned to rehabilitate Monwara Begum, if her relatives are not found after the release.
Monwara Begum, wife of one Ismail and daughter of one Kadir Hossain of Purba Dhechua in Ramu upazila of Coxs’ Bazar, was was awarded life imprisonment on November 27 in 2001 in an abduction case, the case statement said.
The case was filed following Razia Akhter, a student of Cox’s Bazar Preparatory School, was abducted by Monwara on June 13, 1998.
But because she is poor, she has not been able to apply for a proper judgment in the High Court and since then she has in jail.