‘Illegal cash transaction in Nusrat murder’

Staff Correspondent

20th April, 2019 11:42:17 printer

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Saturday claimed to have found illegal transaction linked to the murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi after sexual harassment.

CID’s special superintendent of police (SSP) Molla Nazrul Islam made the claim to a group of journalists at its headquarters at Malibagh in the capital.

“The financiers, whatever be their identities, would be sued under Money Laundering Act-2015,” he said.

“There were two incidents - sexual harassment and murder. We have come to know through our detectives that many people have invested money for the crimes.”

“…someone gave money for buying kerosene, someone gave three veils and some others spent money to divert the issue to other way,” he said.

“After finding the information, we are sending a team led by an additional superintendent of police to the spot of the incident soon. When the investigation will be completed, we shall file a money laundering case against the financers,” he said.

On March 27, the principal of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa, Maulana Siarj-ud-Daula, sexually harassed Nusrat. Siraj was later arrested following filing of a case filed by her family with Sonagazi Model police. 

On April 6, some cohorts of the principal set Nusrat on fire on the madrasa rooftop as she refused to withdraw the case. On April 10, she succumbed to her burn injuries at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

In the meantime, the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), recovered the abandoned veil worn by ‘killer’ Zobayer from Dangikhal, the south-eastern part of Sonagazi Government College around 12:00pm. 

The PBI conducted the recovery operation with Zobayer, who is now on a five-day remand, said investigating officer (IO) and PBI inspector Mohammad Shah Alam.

Veiled Zobayer forcibly took the scruff of Nusrat and tied her hands and legs after tearing it into two pieces.