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Nusrat murder

Nuruddin, Shahadat confess their roles

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Nuruddin Shahadat Hossain

Court Correspondent :
Nuruddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim, two prime accused in madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, confessed to a Feni court admitting their involvement with the murder.
While giving statement before a court of Feni, both accused admitted that Nusrat was set on fire upon the instruction of principal of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa, Siraj-Ud Doula.
Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Taherul Huq Chowhan of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) disclosed the information while briefing reporters early yesterday.
They gave 'confessional' statements before the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Zakir Hossain for 10 hours from 3:00 pm on Sunday.
ASP Taherul Huq Chowhan of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) said while   briefing reporters yesterday. The court took long time to properly interrogate and assess their confessional statement, the police official said.
Although both the accused described the whole thing, it cannot be disclosed for the sake of the investigation, he added.
Earlier, PBI arrested Nuruddin from Bhaluka and Shahadat Hossain Shamim from Muktagachha upazila of Mymensingh district on Friday. They are the number two and number three accused respectively in
 the Nusrat murder case. Meanwhile, Sonagazi Municipality Councillor Moksud Alam, one of the prime accused in the murder case, was placed on a five-day remand.
Senior Judicial Magistrate of Feni Shoraf Uddin Ahmed passed the orders after Md Shah Alam, PBI inspector and also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.
Moksud Alam, suspended General Secretary of Awami League (Sonagazi municipality unit), was arrested on April 11 from Fakirerpool area of the capital in the case.
After fighting for her life for five days, Nusrat succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Burn Unit on April 10.
On April 6, she was set afire at an examination centre of Alim examination allegedly by some students loyal to Principal Siraj-Ud Doula of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as Rafi had accused him of sexually harassing her.

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