Domestic help Shumi acquitted in parents killing case | 2018-05-06

Domestic help Shumi acquitted in parents killing case

Sun Online Desk

6th May, 2018 08:16:09 printer

Domestic help Shumi acquitted in parents killing case

A Dhaka court on Sunday acquitted Khadiza Akter Shumi, a domestic help, in a case filed over killing of police officer Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman in 2013.

 

Judge of Dhaka Child Court Al Mamun acquitted Sumi as the allegations against her of assisting Oishee, who was sentenced to life term jail in the case, in killing her parents could not be proved.

 

On August 16, 2013, police recovered the bodies of SB Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman from their Chamelibagh residence in the capital.

 

Later, Oishee surrendered to the police confessing to her involvement in the killing.

 

Police also arrested her two friends Asaduzzaman and Mizanur and domestic help of their house Khadiza Akhter Sumi in connection with the murder.

 

Mahfuzur’s brother Mohammad Mashiur Rahman Rubel filed a case with Paltan Police Station on August 17, 2013.

 

On November 12, 2015, Judge Syed Ahmed of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 sentenced Oishee Rahman to death for killing her parents. The tribunal also fined her Tk 20,000.

 

The High Court on June 5, 2017, commuted the death sentence awarded to Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment.


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