Nusrat murder: PBI submits charge sheet seeking death penalty of the accused

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29th May, 2019 02:23:41 printer

Nusrat murder: PBI submits charge sheet seeking death penalty of the accused

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has submitted the charge sheet against 16 people in the death of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

Md Iqbal Hossain, special superintendent of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) placed the charge sheet to the court on Wednesday.

The charge sheet accused 16 people, including Madrasa principal SM Siraj-ud-Daula and two Awami League leaders of Feni, in madrasa student Nusrat murder case.

The PBI sought death penalty (highest punishment) of all the accused in the killing incident of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

The charge sheet stated that Principal of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa Siraj-ud-Daula ordered the killing of Nusrat.

Five people have directly been involved in setting her on fire.

Sonagazi Upazila Awami League President and head of madrasa governing body Ruhul Amin and Sonagazi Municipality Councillor Maksud Alam have been involved in illegal financial dealings to execute the killing.

The other accused are Nur Uddin, 20, Shahdat Hossain Shamim, 20, Saifur Rahman Mohammad Jobaier, 21, Jabed Hossain alias Shakhawat Hossain, 19, Hafez Abdur Quader, 25, Absar Uddin, 33, Kamrunnahar Moni, 19, Umme Sultana alias Popi alias Tuhin alias Champa alias Shampa, 19, Abdur Rahim Sharif, 20, Iftekeruddin Rana, 22, Imran Hossain alias Mamun, 22, Mohammad Shamim, 20, and Mohiuddin Shakil, 20.

Nusrat had been tricked onto the roof of the madrasa where the perpetrators set her on fire on April 6 for not withdrawing the sexual assault case against the principal.

Nusrat’s brother Mahmudul Hasan Noman filed the case on April 8 naming eight persons, including the principal as the main accused.

Nusrat died on April 10, five days after the attack, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The attempted murder case later turned into a murder case.