The verdict in the much-talked-about murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case is scheduled to be delivered on Thursday.
The District Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Feni set the date on September 23 after concluding hearing of arguments.
Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 on the roof of a madrasa she attended, allegedly by people loyal to the principal who had been accused of sexually harassing her.
She succumbed to her injuries four days later at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, reports UNB.
A case was filed at Sonagazi Police Station on April 8. Police submitted charge-sheet against 16 people in the case.
The accused are – madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula, Awami League leader 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.
Twelve of the accused reportedly confessed to their involvement in the killing of Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Madrasa.
On May 30, Senior Judicial Magistrate Jakir Hossain transferred the case to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.