Arrest warrant issued against ex-Sonagazi OC over Nusrat murder

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Moazzem HossainA Dhaka court Monday issued an arrest warrant against former Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain in a case over spreading a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi's statement at the police station, reports UNB.

Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein passed the order after taking the report of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) into congnisance around 12:10pm.

The court fixed 17 June for next hearing.

Allegations brought against former Sonagazi OC Moazzem after Nusrat Jahan Rafi's murder were found to be authentic by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).

An investigation report was filed at the Cyber Tribunal by PBI's senior assistant superintendent of police Rima Sultana on Sunday.

Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed the case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on 15 May.

The former OC was accused of illegally interrogating madrasa student Nusrat and recording the episode on his phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.

Moazzem summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa's principal Siraj Ud Doula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.

The OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman. She was crying but the OC paid no heed and kept questioning her using inappropriate language.

Nusrat's mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter's sexual harassment. On 6 April, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, reportedly by people loyal to Siraj Ud Doula.

She died on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence.

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