Writ seeks judicial inquiry into Nusrat murder

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Wednesday seeking its directives to form a judicial inquiry commission to look into the murder of Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi, reports UNB.

The writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond also sought court's directives to take necessary steps to send the case to the Speedy Trial Tribunal immediately and provide compensation to Nusrat's family.

It also sought necessary action against the law enforcers who were involved in showing negligence to protect Nusrat.

Besides, it sought an order to issue a rule for taking necessary steps to hand over the case to Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) for proper investigation.

Eunus Ali Akond urged the HC to seek the progress of the trial proceedings cases filed over the murders of journalist couple Sagar-Runi, Tanwir Muhammad Taqi, Sohagi Jahan Tonu and Mahmuda Khanam Mitu.

Meanwhile, members of Police Bureau of Investigation(PBI) arrested two more people - Hafez Abdul Quader, a Fazil student of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa who used to teach Quaran to junior students of the madrasa, and Shariful Islam alias Sharif, 20, a student of the same madrasa.

Inspector Md Shah Alam, investigation officer of the case, said Quader left the madrasa hostel a day after the arson attack on Nusrat.

With this, a total of 16 people have so far been arrested by law enforcers over the murder.

Besides, Feni senior judicial magistrate court placed Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi's classmate Kamrun Nahar Moni on a five-day remand for her suspected involvement in the murder.

PBI team arrested Moni on Monday night as accused Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim in their confessional statement revealed Moni's name. Moni supplied them with burqas.

Moni, adopted daughter of late Azizul Haque of Iman Ali Haji house in Sonagazi bus stand area, was classmate of Nusrat and also an Alim examinee.

A five-member team from the police headquarters went to the spot on Wednesday to probe possible negligence by policemen over the murder.

The probe body was formed after PBI submitted a report to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) after their primary investigation accusing the Sonagazi OC of negligence.

On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagazi upazila of Feni district.

She lost her battle for life on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.

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