Case Against OC Moazzem
IO to be cross examined today
A Dhaka court on Monday recorded the statement of Rima Sultana, Additional Superintendent of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) and the Investigation Officer (IO) of a case filed against former Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain for videoing Nusrat's statement and spreading it in the social media.
After recording the statement of the IO, the Judge Ash Shams Joglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal fixed Tuesday for Cross examination of the IO.
12 witnesses, including the IO, have testified in the court. On October 24, a Feni court sentenced 16 people to death for murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who refused to withdraw a sexual harassment case against her institution's principal. Moazzem's arrest was made 20 days after the arrest warrant issued against him by the tribunal in a case filed over murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi following sexual harassment by the madrasa principal.
On April 6, Nusrat, an Alim examinee of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa, was set on fire on the rooftop of the madrasa for her refusal to withdraw the case filed against the madrasa principal, Siraj-ud-Daula, who sexually harassed her at his office room on March 27.
She succumbed to her injuries during treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on April 10.
When Nusrat went to file the case against the madrasa principal, Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain recorded her statement on camera without her consent and circulated the clip on social media on April 15.