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17 April, 2019 12:32:08 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 17 April, 2019 12:17:14 PM
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2 students held for supplying kerosene

HRW calls for ensuring justice for victim
OUR CORRESPONDENT, Noakhali
2 students held for supplying kerosene

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) yesterday (Tuesday) arrested two more madrasa girls who carried kerosene for killing Nusrat Jahan Rafi. The two are Jannatul Afroz, daughter of Abdul Aziz, and Kamrunnahar Moni, daughter of Saleh Ahammad, PBI sources said. The PBI's Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Moniruzzaman, said they were picked up from the madrasa exam centre at Sonagazi in Feni.

“They were held on the basis of statements given by two accused, Shahadat Hossain Shamim and Noor Uddin, before the court on Sunday, according to the officer. The PBI said Kamrunnagar Moni is one of the main accused in the Nusrat murder case. She carried 1 litre of kerosene to the madrasa on April 6.

The PBI has so far arrested 16 people in connection with the arson attack which killed 19-year-old Nusrat, an Alim exam candidate.

On Monday night, the PBI had arrested another accused, Umme Sultana Popy, alias Shampa.

On Monday, former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi, Moazzem Hossain, was sued for circulating a video of the murdered madrasa student. In the video, he is seen taking a statement from Nusrat. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge, Ashsams Joglul Hossain, passed the order after hearing the complaint in the afternoon. The judge also instructed the chief of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), Banaj Kumar Majumder, to investigate the case and submit a report by April 30.

 Earlier in the day, Supreme Court lawyer, barrister Saidul Huq Sumon, filed a case against Moazzem Hossain in the cyber tribunal.

 Md. Sohel Rana, Assistant Inspector General (media) of Police Headquarters, said the case against Moazzem Hossain will go on at its own pace. “We are ready to provide all help when needed.”

 Nusrat, a student of Feni’s Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, was set on fire on April 6, the day of her Alim exam, for refusing to withdraw sexual assault charges against the madrasa principal, Siraj-ud-Daula.

 She died of extensive burns at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital Burns Unit on April 10.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said the government of Bangladesh should “thoroughly investigate” the murder of Nusrat, adds UNB.  “The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

“Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s death highlights the need for the Bangladesh government to take survivors of sexual assault seriously and ensure that they can safely seek a legal remedy and be protected from retaliation,” she said.

The murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was killed after she filed a complaint of attempted rape, should spur the authorities to take concerted action to combat sexual violence in the country, said the New York-based rights body yesterday.

SR

 

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