Mother, Brother Depose
OC Moazzem forced Nusrat to remove hijab
"Officer-in-Charge Moazzem Hossain did not let me enter his room while I and Nusrat went there for filing a case," said Shirin Akhter mother of Feni Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi in an emotion choked voice while giving deposition before the Cyber Tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday.
She further said after Nusrat came out of the room she told her that the OC videoed her statement by removing her Hijab (scarf), and posted the video within 30 minutes in the social media. She along with Nusrat went to the police station on March 27 to file a case against the Madrasa principal Sirajuddoula.
Nusrat's younger brother Rashidul Hasan Raihan said in his deposition that the OC asked her objectionable questions by removing her Hijab. OC Moazzem's bad attitude led to Nusrat's death.
On Wednesday Shirin Akhter and Raihan gave their deposition in the sensational case. The lone accused OC Moazzem was on the dock during the deposition.
After recording the statement of Nusrat's mother and brother, Judge Mohammad As-Shams Jaglul Hossain of Cyber Tribunal fixed September 19 for producing rest of the witnesses in the case.
With the two, a total of five witnesses have so far testified before the Tribunal, said Tribunal prosecutor Nazrul Islam Shamim.
On April 15, Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the case with Cyber Tribunal under section 26, 29 and 31 of Digital Security Act.
Police Bureau of Investigation Senior ASP Rima Sultana, also the Investigation Officer of the case, submitted the report before the Cyber Tribunal on May 26, stating that they had found the allegations brought against the police official to be true.
Moazzem was arrested on June 16, twenty days after a warrant was issued in a case filed against him under the Digital Security Act for illegally recording statement of Nusrat and spreading the video recording online.
On May 27, the Tribunal issued arrest warrant against OC Moazzem, a day after PBI submitted its probe report over the incident.
A group of masked youths, later found to be the cronies of the disgraced Madrasa principal, took Nusrat to the rooftop of the Madrasa and set her on fire after tying her with her scarf.
Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 by Sirajuddoula's stooges and she succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.