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Nusrat Murder

Plaintiff testifies against police officer

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 1 August, 2019 12:00 AM
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Plaintiff testifies against police officer

A Dhaka court on Wednesday recorded statement of Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman, plaintiff in a case filed against former Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain over recording Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement on video and spreading it online.

Acting Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Cyber Tribunal (Bangladesh) in Dhaka recorded testimony of the prosecution witnesses and he was later cross-examined by defence lawyer.

The court fixed August 20 for next hearing in the case. Police arrested OC Moazzem from capital’s Shabagh area on June 16. Later on June 17, the tribunal sent him to jail after rejecting his plea for bail in the case.

Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the case on April 15 with the Cyber Tribunal under section 26, 29 and 31 of Digital Security Act (DSA).

According to the allegations, the former Sonagazi OC summoned Nusrat as she filed a case against Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa principal Sirajuddoula for sexual harassment.

The police official in his room started quizzing her about the incident and was recording the whole incident in absence of any lawyer or female cop. He was seen scolding her and asking Nusrat indecent questions. Moazzem later posted the video on different social media.

Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 by Sirajuddoula’s stooges and she succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.