Nusrat murder: Incident pre-planned,13 involved
Hossen Sohel of DOT
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has said a total of 13 people, including two girls, were involved in setting fire to Alim examinee Nusrat Jahan Rafi, reports Dhaka Tribune.
“Till now, police have arrested seven people in connection with the incident,” Banaj Kumar Majumder, deputy inspector general and chief of PBI, said at a press conference held at PBI’s headquarters, in Dhanmondi, around 1:30pm yesterday.
The investigation into the case – lodged by Nusrat’s brother Mahmudul Islam with Sonagazi police station that was later handed over to PBI – is on-going, the PBI chief said.
“We are on the hunt to arrest the rest of the people,” Banaj said.
The arrested people are: Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa Principal Md Sirajaddaula, 45, Nuruddin, 20, Sonagazi Senior Fazil Madrasa unit Chhatra League President Shahadat Hossain Shamim, 20, Sonagazi Municipality Councillor and Feni Awami League leader, Moksud Alam, 45, Jobayer Ahmed, 20, Alim examinee and Nusrat’s batchmate, Jabed Hossain, 19, and English Department teacher, Absar Uddin, 35.
The whole incident was pre-planned.
According to what the police have unearthed till now, a group of those involved, including Nuruddin, Shamim, Jabed, another accused, Hafez Abdul Kader, hatched the plan to set Nusrat ablaze, April 5.
They made the plan after paying a visit to Md Sirajaddaula in jail, on April 4. Sirajaddaula was in jail following Nusrat’s sexual harassment case against him, filed on March 27.
Among the arrested, Shahadat Hossain Shamim was one of those present while setting Nusrat ablaze on the rooftop of a cyclone shelter, adjacent to the madrasa.
One of the girls involved with the incident is currently in police custody, the PBI chief said.
“She, too, was directly involved with the incidents on April 6,” he said. “She brought the kerosene and three burqas to Shamim on the rooftop.”