Justice remains illusive for 32 years

HC orders completion of Seema murder trial in 3 months

Sun Online Desk

7th October, 2020 08:40:10 printer

HC orders completion of Seema murder trial in 3 months

The High Court has ordered the lower court to finish within three months trial of much-talked about Seema Mohammadi murder case pending for 32 years.

A division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Wednesday following a newspaper report. Advocate Ishrat Hasan drew the apex court’s attention to the news item.

Seema Mohammadi (20) was reportedly stabbed to death by Mohammad Ahmed alias Amin at her residence in Jagannath Saha Road in Dhaka on April 26, 1988 for refusal to marry.

Seema's mother Ijhar Mohammadi filed a murder case with nearest police station accusing Amin.

The murder case remains pending with Jana Nirapatta Bighnokari Aporadh Daman Tribunal (Public Safety Violation Offence Prevention Tribunal) of Dhaka for 32 years.

Seema's mother Ijhar Mohammadi died without seeking punishment to the killer. Accused killer Mohammad Ahmed is on the run getting release on bail.

The tribunal could not finish the trial proceedings as postmortem- conducting physician Md Anwar Hossain did not appear before the tribunal for testifying.

Dr Hossain is now working for a private medical university after retirement, according to a news report published by a Bengali daily on October 6.

The High Court ordered judge of the tribunal Chamon Begum Chowdhury to wrap trial proceedings of the case without statement of Dr Hossain, if needed.

The High Court also required compliance report within three months.