Nusrat Murder

OC Moazzem finally arrested

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge of Feni’s Sonagazi police station. File photoPolice finally arrested former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station Moazzem Hossain from Dhaka city on Sunday for circulating a video clip on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan's statement at the police station, reports UNB.

A team of police arrested Moazem around 3:30am from the High Court area, said deputy commissioner (Ramna) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Md Maruf Hossain Sarder.

On 27 May, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Moazzem Hossain in the case. But he could not be traced after the issuance of warrant for his arrest.

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

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 Sirajud 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 station over her daughter's sexual harassment. On 6 April, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, by people loyal to Sirajud Doula.

She died on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence.

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