Nusrat Murder: Death reference reaches HC

Dhaka, Oct 29 (UNB) – The death references of the madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case reached the High Court on Tuesday.

Special officer of the Supreme Court Mohammad Saifur Rahman said the 2327-page death reference reached at the High Court around 5pm.

On October 24, sixteen people were given death penalty for their roles in murdering the madrasa student.

The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Feni also fined each of them Tk 1 lakh.

The convicts are Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa Principal SM Sirajuddoula, ex-Awami League upazila unit president Ruhul Amin, Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Nur Uddin, Imran Hossain Mamun, Hafez Abdul Quader, Iftekhar Uddin Rana, Councillor Maksud Alam alias Moksud, Kamrunnahar Moni, Saifur Rahman Mohammad Zobair, Javed, Umme Sultana Popy, Mohiuddin Shakil, Mohammad Shamim, Abdur Rahim Sharif and Absar Uddin.

Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 last on the rooftop of the educational institution, allegedly by people loyal to Sirajuddoula whom she had accused of sexually harassing her.

She succumbed to her injuries four days later at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.A case was filed with Sonagazi Police Station on April 8. Police pressed charges before the court against 16 people on May 29.