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Nusrat murder: Sirajuddoula among 4 appeal for acquittal

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Published: 13:57, 2 December 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
Nusrat murder: Sirajuddoula among 4 appeal for acquittal

Four convicts of Nusrat murder case including madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula have filed separate appeals with the High Court (HC) seeking acquittal from charges.

The other convicts those filed the appeals are: Nur Uddin, Javed Hossain and Umme Sultana Poppy.

Jamiul Haque Faisal, counsel of the convicts, submitted the appeal petitions on Monday.

Earlier on October 29, the death references of 16 convicts in Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case reached the High Court.

On October 24, a tribunal in Feni sentenced all 16 accused, including the principal, in the case awarded death sentence.

The court also fined them Tk 1 lakh each and asked to give the money to the victim's family.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, an Aleem examinee from Feni's Sonagazi Fazil Madrasa, was set on fire by some fellows in the morning of April 6 as she refused to withdraw a case filed against the madrasa principal, Sirajuddoula, for sexual harassment.

She succumbed to her injuries at the Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on the night of April 10.

A case was filed with Sonagazi Police Station on April 8 in this connection.