Nusrat murder: Feni court takes charges into cognizance


Feni, June 10: A Feni court has taken cognizance of the charges against 16 accused over the murder of madrasah student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.Feni Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mamunur Rashid passed the order on Monday.

The court denied the bail of 6 accused and ordered to send them to the jail and also fixed June 20 to frame the charges.

The court acquitted four in the case as the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) didn’t include their names in the charge sheet.

Earlier on May 29, PBI submitted charge-sheet against 16 accused over the murder of Nusrat before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Zakir Hossain.

On May 30, the case was transferred to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.

Nusrat had accused Feni’s Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasah principal Sirajuddoula of harassing her sexually on March 27 while she was exposed to his extreme vengeance on April 6 when she went to the madrasah to appear in the HSC equivalent “Alim” examination.A group of masked youths, reported to be principal’s stooge, took Nusrat to the rooftop and set her on fire in their bid to kill her.

Nusrat succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on April 10.

Finding police negligent in taking actions against the accused, the case was later handed over to PBI and the Officer-in-Charge of Sonagazi Police Station was suspended.