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12 convicts in Nusrat murder case shifted to Cumilla central jail

CUMILLA Twelve out of 16 convicts, who were awarded death penalty in madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, were shifted to Cumilla Central Jail from Feni District Jail today.

Jailer of Cumilla Central Jail Md. Forkan Wahed said that the convicts are kept on the condemn cell of Cumilla Central Jail.

The death convicts who were shifted to Cumilla Central Jail are�Sonagazi upazila councillor Maksud Alam, Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa teachers Absar Uddin and Hafez Abdul Kadir, Madrasha student Nur Uddin, Shahadat Hossain alias Shamim, Saifur Rahman Md Zobair, Zabed Hossain alias Shakhawat Hossain Zaved, Abdur Rahim Sharif, Iftekhar Uddin Rana, Imran Hossain alias Mamun, Mohammad Shamim and Mohiuddin Shakil.

Two death convicts Ruhul Amin, former president of Awami League's Sonagazi upazila unit and sacked madrasa principal Siraj Ud Doula will be shifted to Cumilla Central Jail tomorrow.

Another death convicts Umme Sultana Popy and Kamrunnahar Moni will also be transferred to Chattogram Central Jail tomorrow.

The decision of shifting the convicts from Feni District Jail was taken as per the directive of Inspector General of Prison.

After announcement of Nusrat murder case verdict on October 24, the authorities of Feni District Jail sent a letter seeking suggestion from the Inspector General of Prison about keeping the convicts as there was no adequate accommodation facilities for any death convicts to Feni District Jail.

A fast track court on October 24 sentenced all 16 accused to death and fined them Taka one lakh each in the case lodged over murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

Nusrat was set on fire on April 6, 2019, by stooges of madrasa principal SM Siraj Uddoula as she refused to withdraw a case filed against the crooked teacher for sexual harassment.

Nusrat succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)