Allegations against ex-Sonagazi OC in Nusrat murder authentic: PBI

Published: May 26, 2019 18:36:03 | Updated: May 26, 2019 20:38:16

Allegations brought against former Sonagazi officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain after Nusrat Jahan Rafi's murder has been found to be authentic by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).

An investigation report was filed at the Cyber Tribunal by PBI's Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Rima Sultana on Sunday, reports UNB.

Supreme Court lawyer Syeddul Haque Sumon filed a case against Moazzem under the Digital Security Act on May 15.

The former OC was accused of illegally interrogating madrasa student Nusrat and recording the episode on his phone. The video was later circulated on the social media.

PBI found the charges to be true.

Moazzem summoned Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa's Principal Siraj Ud Doula and Nusrat to the police station after the latter accused her teacher of sexually harassing her.

It was here that the OC interrogated Nusrat in the absence of her lawyer or any other woman. She was crying but the OC paid no heed and kept questioning her using inappropriate language.

Nusrat's mother had filed a case with Sonagazi police over her daughter's sexual harassment. On April 6, the girl was set on fire at an exam centre in Sonagazi upazila, reportedly by people loyal to Siraj Ud Doula.

She died on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Moazzem was withdrawn the same day and suspended a month later on charge of negligence.


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