Accused Shakil arrested over Nusrat killing

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

ShakilA Feni court on Thursday sent Sonagazi upazila Awami League president Ruhul Amin to jail and placed Shahadat Hossain Shamim on a three-day fresh remand in the madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, reports UNB.

Besides, Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested another accused -- Mohiuddin Shakil, 19, son of Ruhul Amin of Uttar Char Chandia village in Sonagazi upazila, from Ukil Para area of the district town in the afternoon, said Md Shah Alam, PBI inspector and also the investigation officer of the case.

Ruhul Amin, also former vice-president of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, was produced before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Jakir Hossain on expiry of his five-day remand.

Later, the court sent him to jail. A PBI team arrested Ruhul Amin from his residence at Takia Road of the upazila on 19 April.

The court also granted a three-day remand for Shamim after the investigation officer sought a five-day remand for interrogating the suspect.

Shamim, arrested on 12 April from Mymensingh, confessed to his crime before the court on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, law minister Anisul Huq said the government has taken all measures to ensure swift trial in the madrasa girl killing case.

On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly for refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment case against her madrasa principal in Sonagazi upazila.

She died on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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