Nusrat murder: Arrest warrant issued against ex-Sonagazi OC


Dhaka, May 27: A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against former Sonagazi officer-in-charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain for spreading video of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi on social media.Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein passed the order on Monday after taking the probe report against him submitted by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) into cognizance.

Further hearing on this case will be held on June 17.

Moazzem was found guilty under sections 26, 29 and 31 of the Digital Security Act for spreading video of Nusrat’s statement on Facebook, according to the probe report.

On April 15, Syed Sayedul Haque Suman, a lawyer of the Supreme Court, sued Moazzem under the Digital Security Act in connection with recording the footage without Nusrat’s consent and spreading it on social media.

During the questioning, Moazzem taped Nusrat without her consent and illegally posted it on social media.

The footage shows that Moazzem was asking Nusrat multiple “insulting and objectionable” questions one after another.

On April 10, Moazzem was withdrawn as Nusrat’s family alleged that he was not cooperating with them.

On May 8, Moazzem was suspended over negligence of duty and attached to the office of DIG (Rangpur range).

Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni’s Sonagazi upazila, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against madrasa principal Siraj Ud Doula for sexually harassing her on March 27.

Nusrat died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.