Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem indicted
A tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday framed charges against former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain in a case filed over recording Nusrat Jahan Rafi's statement on his phone and spreading the video clip on social media.
Judge Mohammad Ash-Shams Jaglul Hossain of Cyber Tribunal framed the charges after rejecting Moazzem's discharge petition. After the charge framing, the court fixed July 31 for starting trial of the case. The judge read out the charges before Moazzem.
On June 17, the tribunal rejected Moazzem's bail petition and sent him to jail in the case.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni was set ablaze on April 6 for refusing to withdraw a case filed against the madrasa principal, Siraj Ud Doula, for sexually harassing her. She died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on the night of April 10. On the same day, the OC was withdrawn as Nusrat's family alleged that he was not cooperating with them.
During that time, a video clip showing Moazzem asking Nusrat some humiliating questions did the rounds on social media, drawing widespread criticism. Nusrat had gone to his office to file a complaint against Siraj.