HC orders to produce Oishee to observe mental status

DHAKA, April 3, 2017 (BSS) - The High Court (HC) today ordered prison authorities to produce Oishee Rahman, sentenced to death for killing her parents, before it on April 10 to observe her mental status.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md. Jahangir Hossain passed the order while holding hearing on her jail appeal and death reference in the case.

The court came up with the order as her lawyer claimed Oishee was mentally unstable during the killing.

Deputy attorney general Zahirul Haque however, raised objection about the matter, saying she is all aware about the proceedings of the case and the concerned trial court convicted her after observing her mental status.

Dhaka Metropolitan Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 on November 12, 2015, sentenced Oishee to death for killing her parents Mahfuzur Rahman and Swapna Rahman in 2013.

According to the case documents, the convict sedated her parents before knifing them to death.

The court had also sentenced her friend Mizanur Rahman Rony to two-year rigorous imprisonment for giving her shelter after committing the crimes.

On August 16, 2013, police recovered the bodies of Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman of special branch (SB) of police and his wife Swapna Rahman from their Chamelibagh residence in the capital.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)