Update May 28, 2019

Dhaka 2-59 pm, 09-August, 2020

Nusrat murder: PBI to charge 16

Mirajul Moin Joy

Mentioning that 16 people, including madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula and local Awami League leader Ruhul Amin, were involved in the killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, said PBI chief on Tuesday.

He added that they would press charges against them before the court on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Briefing reporters at its Dhanmondi headquarters, deputy inspector general (DIG) of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Banaj Kumar Majumder said during long investigation, they found the involvement of 16 people in the arson attack on the madrasa girl that led to her death.

Of them, 12 gave confessional statements before the court, he said, adding that they sought highest punishment for the accused.

The PBI chief said a total of 92 people have been made witnesses in the case and seven of them have already testified before the court.

On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagazi upazila of Feni district.

She lost her battle for life on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.

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