Sonagazi AL chief Ruhul Amin on 5-day remand
Another suspect held, one of burqas used during arson attack on Nusrat found
FENI, Apr 20: A court here on Saturday placed Sonagazi upazila Awami League President Ruhul Amin on a five-day remand over his alleged involvement in the murder of madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Shoraf Uddin Ahmed passed the order after Police Bureau of Investigation
(PBI) Inspector Shah Alam, also the investigation officer of Nusrat murder case, produced Ruhul Amin before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.
On the same day, the police investigation agency recovered one of the burqas used during arson attack on Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi from Dangi Canal in Sonagazi municipality area.
The confessional statements of accused Nur Uddin and Sahadat Hossain Shamim revealed that five people wearing burqa took part in the killing mission, said PBI inspector Shah Alam, also the investigation officer of the case.
Following the statements of the duo, a team of PBI recovered one of the burqas from the area in the afternoon.
The law enforcers have so far nabbed 18 people in connection with the gruesome murder of the madrasa girl. Earlier, four other accused - NurUddin, Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Abdur Rahim Sharif and Abdul Quader - confessed to their involvement in setting fire to Nusrat before the court.
Police have arrested another suspect in Nusrat murder case, taking the number of arrestees in the case to 18.
Iftekhar Uddin Rana, 21, is one of the suspected plotters of the fatal arson attack on Nusrat, Additional Superintendent of Police Md Moin Uddin said.
The law enforcers arrested Rana in Rangamati town's T&T Residential Area in the morning, A PBI official said. Rana from Charganesh in Feni's Sonagazi fled after the attack on Nusrat on AprIL 6.
Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) decided to probe the allegation of illegal financial transactions over the murder case.
"In the next week, a CID team will visit Sonagazi upazila in Feni district, where the murder took place, to investigate the matter," CID Special Superintendent Molla Nazrul Islam told a press conference at its headquarters in the capitalon Saturday.
If anyone is found involved in any illegal transaction over the murder of Nusrat, he or she would be brought to justice, he added.
He said the Organised Crime unit of CID started working to unearth wheather any illegal transaction took place to divert the incident to different directions.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an Alim examinee of Sonagazi Senior Islamia Fazil Madrasah, was set on fire on April 6 allegedly by persons loyal to madrasa Principal Siraj Ud Doula against whom she raised allegations of sexual harassment.
Nusrat succumbed to her injuries at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on April 10.