The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has formed a three-member panel to probe the murder of a two-month-old child in the state-run orphanage, ‘Chotomoni Nibas’, in Sylhet.
Headed by the director of the Commission, district and sessions judge Mohammad Ashraful Alam, the other members of the committee are the commission's deputy director Mohammad Gazi Salah Uddin and executive magistrate at Sylhet deputy commissioner's office, Rehena Akter.
Post-questioning of some people in connection with the case, judge Ashraful said on Tuesday night: “Already police have filed a case in this connection and a staffer of the orphanage also gave a confessional statement in the court."
“We are here to check any kind of negligence on the part of the authorities concerned and investigate the crime. We will submit our report soon," he added.
Sultana Ferdousi Siddiqa, employed by the department of social services as a nanny, gave her statement after police produced her before Sylhet Metropolitan Court's magistrate Saifur Rahman on August 14.
Sultana was arrested in connection with the case filed at Kotwali police station on a complaint from sub-inspector Mahbubul Alam Mandal on August 14.