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Nusrat murder: Sonagazi ex-OC on temporary suspension

  • Published at 08:06 am May 10th, 2019
web-Moazzem Hossain Officer-in-Charge of Sonagazi police station in Feni
File photo of police official Moazzem Hossain Dhaka Tribune

Previously, he was withdrawn from his post and transferred to the APBn

Former Sonagazi police station OC Moazzem Hossain has been temporarily suspended and attached to the Rangpur Range. 

Additional Inspector General (AIG) Sohel Rana, of the media and public relations branch of the Police Headquarters, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Friday.

Moazzem had been previously withdrawn from Sonagazi police station and transferred to the Armed Police Battalion (APBn) on April 10. His subsequent suspension came following a report filed by a probe committee formed by the Police Headquarters on April 13, to investigate madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi's death.

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Nusrat, an Alim examinee and a student of Songazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa, died on April 10, from injuries she received after supporters of the madrasa's principal, Md Sirjaddaula, set her on fire at the madrasa premises on April 6.

Nusrat had previously lodged a sexual harassment complaint against Sirajaddaula on March 27, with the Sonagazi police station, after which he was arrested and jailed. She was set on fire after Sirajaddaula's associates failed to intimidate her into withdrawing the complaint.

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Moazzam, the then OC of Sonagazi police station, instead of heeding Nusrat's pleas for help, recorded the whole incident, and spread it via social media. A case was filed against him under the Digital Security Act. 

According to the probe committee's report—submitted on April 30—the OC had conspired with Sonagazi upazila Awami League President, Ruhul Amin, to fabricate Nusrat's attack as a suicide attempt. 

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Sub-inspectors Iqbal Hossain and Md Yusuf were also suspended following the report, for negligence in their duties. On the same charges, the Superintendent of Feni police, Jahangir Alam, was transferred. 

The police headquarter sources have said, the affiliated district will take further action against the sub-inspectors and anyone below their ranks. The Home Ministry will take action against anyone ranked additional superintendent and above.

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