Oishee gets death penalty for killing her parents
12 November 2015, Nirapad News: Dhaka court today sentenced Oishee Rahman to death for killing her parents, police officer Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman in 2013. Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 3 Judge Syeed Ahmed passed the verdict on Thursday at around 12-30 pm in presence of all the accused of the murder case. The court also fined Oishee Tk 20,000. In default, she will have to serve a year in jail.
Of the two other accused, the tribunal has acquitted Asaduzzaman Johny, Oishee’s friend and awarded Mizanur Rahman Rony two-years rigorous imprisonment for the sensational murder case.
The court said the murder was pre-planned and awarded her the death penalty since she was an adult when she brutally killed her parents. The tribunal has separately awarded death penalty to the prime accused Oishee Rahman for killing her mother — Swapna Rahman who was made unconscious before killing and then killing her father police officer Mahfuzur Rahman.
After hearing the verdict, Oishee Rahman, the daughter of the slain couple, burst into tears and she was sent to the central Jail.
Meanwhile, the court has acquitted Asaduzzaman Jony, another accused in the murder case, while Mizanur Rahman Rony was awarded two years imprisonment and Taka 5,000 fine for providing shelter to the convicted killer Oishee Rahman. The court also has awarded one month jail to Rony if the fine is not realized.
The court has ordered to send all the documents and proceedings of the cases to the High Court division within the next seven days for getting approval of the judgment order.
The trial in the case over the killing of the couple started on July 8, 2014, through recording depositions of the witnesses. A total of 39 witnesses, out of 57, gave their depositions before the tribunal.
On August 16, 2013, police recovered the bodies of SB Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman from their Chamelibagh residence in the capital. Later, Oishee surrendered to the police confessing her involvement in the murder of her parents. Police also arrested her two friends Asaduzzaman and Mizanur and domestic help of their house Khadiza Akhter Sumi in connection with the murder.
Mahfuzur’s brother Mohammad Mashiur Rahman Rubel filed a case for this murder with Paltan Police Station on August 17.
Abul Khayer, inspector of Detective Branch of Police, submitted two separate charge-sheets, one against Oishee and her two friends on March 9, 2014, and the other against Sumi as she was then a juvenile.
According to the charge sheets, Oishee alone killed her parents while Jony instigated the murders and Rony gave her shelter after the incident. Sumi has been accused of assisting Oishee in concealing the bodies.
Special public prosecutor M Mahbubur Rahman coordinated the case on behalf of the prosecution and Advocate Mahbub Hasan Rana was the defense lawyer.