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Tinni murder case verdict deferred

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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A Dhaka court on Monday deferred the verdict on the case filed against former Jatiya Party lawmaker from Barisal-2 Golam Faruk Ovi over the murder of Syeda Tania Mahbub Tinni, a model, in 2002.

Judge Keshob Roy Chowdhury of Dhaka Additional District and Sessions court-7 could not announce the verdict on the day, as the victim’s father Syed Mahbubul Karim and her uncle Syed Rezaul Karim submitted a petition to give further testimony in the case.

The judge then set January 5 to record their depositions. The verdict had previously been scheduled to be declared on October 26, but was put back to November 15 after the state submitted a petition to deliver further arguments. “Tinni’s father just gave partial testimony and her uncle has not testified before the court in the case,” said Bhola Nath Dutta, assistant public prosecutor at the court.

“They came to court and requested permission to provide further testimony, so the court has deferred the verdict and it won’t be pronounced today (Monday),” he added.

Tinni, a 24-year-old popular model, was found dead near the China-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge on November 10, 2002. The case was filed at Keraniganj Police Station against ‘unidentified’ persons on the same day and police arrested Tinni’s former husband Shafakat Ahmed Pial and four others.