Feni, Apr 15 (UNB)- A court here on Monday placed ex-Awami League leader Maksud Alam, a councillor of Sonagazi municipality, on a 5-day remand in a case filed over killing of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
Senior Judicial magistrate Soraf Uddin Ahmmed passed the order after Inspector Md Shah Alam of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand, said Golam Zilani, inspector of Feni Court.
A Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) team arrested Maksud, also a member of the governing body of Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa, from a hotel in the capital on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, Maksud was suspended from the party on Friday.
On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa Siraj-UD-Doula after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her.
Nusrat Jahan lost her battle for life on Wednesday night at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
Dhaka, Apr 15 (UNB) – A case has been filed against former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station Moazzem Hossain with Cyber Crimes Tribunal under the Digital Security Act.
Supreme Court Lawyer Barrister Sayedul Haque Sumon filed the case on Monday under section 26, 29 and 31 of the act for spreading a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station.
According to the case statement, the OC called Nusrat to the police station on March 27 after she filed a case against Maulana SirajUd Doula, principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, for sexually harassing her.
During interrogation at the police station, he asked her offensive and unpleasant questions over the incident. Later, the OC spread the video on social media.
Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein is likely to hear the case after 2pm.
Earlier, the OC was withdrawn on April 10 as Nusrat family’s alleged that they were not getting proper cooperation from him.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Sonagazi upazila of Feni, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against principal SirajUd Doula of the madrasa for sexually harassing her last month.
After fighting for her life for five days, the madrasa girl died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.
Rajshahi, Apr 15 (UNB)- A court here on Monday sentenced three people to death for killing Rajshahi University Professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon in 2014.
The condemned convicts are Abdus Samad Pintu, former Katakhali municipal unit Jubo Dal organising secretary Ariful Islam Manik, and Lutfor Rahman Sabuj. Among them, Sabuj was tried in absentia.
The court also fined them Tk 10,000 each.
Rajshahi speedy trial tribunal Judge Anup Kumary Roy handed down the verdict.
Besides, the court acquitted eight other accused in the case.
They are—district BNP joint secretary Anwar Hossain Ujjal, Pintu’s wife Nasreen Akhter Reshma, Sirajul Islam Kalu, Al-Mamun, Sagar, Jinnat Ali, Ibrahim Khalil and Arif.
Earlier on April 6, Rajshahi speedy trial tribunal set April 15 (today) for delivering the verdict in the murder case.
On 15 November 2014, Sociology department teacher professor Shafiul Islam, known as a progressive teacher and a Lalon songs enthusiast, was stabbed by some unknown assailants at Chouddapai near the RU campus on his way home.
He succumbed to his injures at the Intensive Care Unit of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital.
A murder case was filed the following day accusing unknown persons.
On November 30, 2015, Inspector Rezaus Sadik of Detective Branch submitted a charge sheet against 11 people and ruled out any militant outfit's involvement in the murder.