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Felaniís father to appeal against BSF verdict

Our Correspondent, Kurigram

Nur Islam, father of 15-year-old Felani Khatun who was shot dead by the Border Security Force of India while she was returning from India, has given written assent to the executive director of Ain O Shalish Kendra (ASK) for appealing to the appropriate higher Indian court for a fair trial.
Earlier, a special General court of the BSF in Cooch Bihar had conducted two murder trials and accordingly acquitted BSF constable Amiya Ghosh, the lone accused in the case.
Felani’s family heard the verdict through various media outlets.
When asked, Nur Islam said, " I'd like to appeal to the Indian higher court for a fair trial." He has appealed for the cooperation of all human rights organisations of Bangladesh and India, as he is not exactly aware of the legal process.
At the chamber of Raju Mostafij, the Kurigram district convener of the Human Rights Defender Forum under ASK, Felani’s father on July 7 signed an assent paper addressed to the executive director of ASK to get legal cooperation for a fair trial. Mohammad Tipu Sultan, senior deputy director of ASK, was also present there.
Tipu Sultan said, "We'll appeal for a revision trial of the Felani murder case to the appropriate higher Indian court through the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka within a day or two."
Felani’s father said, "I've requested the Indian high commissioner (Dhaka) for some copies of documents, including two copies of two verdicts, a copy of the charge-sheet, the post-mortem report, and a UD case copy of Felani murder case."

Felani Khatun was shot dead by the BSF while she was returning home with her father from India through Anantapur border along Phulbari upazila of Kurigram on January 7, 2011. Her body had hung from a barbed-wired fence for five hours. A photo of that moment was captured by the media, sparking an uproar throughout Bangladesh.
A special court of the Indian BSF began trial on August 13, 2013. The lone accused, BSF official Amiya Ghosh, was acquitted of murder on September 6, 2013. Felani's father appealed to Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh for a revision trial. Proceedings of that trial, held in Cooch Bihar, West Bengal, began from September 22 last year.

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