Nusrat murder: PBI submits charge-sheet against 16 accused

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Dhaka, May 29: The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) submitted charge-sheet against 16 accused over the murder of madrasah student Nusrat Jahan Rafi before a Feni court on Wednesday.The charge-sheet was submitted to the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Zakir Hossain this afternoon.

The accused are Madrasah’s ex-principal SM Siraj Ud Doula, 57, Nur Uddin, 20, Shahdat Hossain Shamim, 20, Maksud Alam alias Moksud Al councilor, 50, Saifur Rahman Mohammad Jobayer, 21, Jabed Hossain alias Sakhwat Hossain Jaber, 19, Hafez Abdul Kader, 25, Afsar Uddin, 33, Kamrun Nahar Moni, 19, Umme Sultana Popy alias Tuhin alias Shampa alias Champa,19, Abdur Rahim Sharif, 20, Eftekhar Uddin Rana, 22, Imran Hossain alias Mamun, 22, Mohammad Shamim, 20, Ruhul Amin,55, and Mohiuddin Shakil,20.

The case will be transferred to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal tomorrow and a hearing on the case will be held there.

Earlier, Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Chief Banaj Kumar Majumdar on Tuesday at a press conference said that a charge-sheet against 16 accused over the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi would be submitted on Wednesday (Today).

Majumdar said among the 16 accused, 12 have already given their confessional statements before the magistrate.

The PBI chief said death sentence has been sought in the final charge-sheet for the 16 accused in Nusrat murder case. All the accused have already been arrested, he added.

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.