Killer of Nusrat took orders from Siraj in prison

Feni Correspondent
Published : 11:06, Apr 18, 2019 | Updated : 11:08, Apr 18, 2019

Abdur Rahim SharifIn a confessional statement, Abdur Rahim Sharif, one of the main accused in the killing of Madrasa student Nusrat, has said that while Nusrat was being set on fire, he along with seven others were on guard at the gate of the madrasa.
After being confirmed of the fire, they left. They did this as per the instruction of Shamim. Sharif gave the statement late on Wednesday (Apr 17).
His statement was recorded from 2.30pm till 10:30pm at the court of senior judicial magistrate Md. Sahraf Uddin Ahmed, confirmed Additional Superintendent of Police Moniruzzaman of Feni Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).
PBI’s special Superintendent of Police of Chattogram Division, Md Iqbal, said, “Plenty of details have emerged in the long confessional statement of one of the main accused in the Nusrat killing; they will be revealed to the media in due time.”
In the statement, Sharif said that they took an oath to teach Nusrat a strong lesson for undermining the religious cleric community of the country; they took orders from their leader Siraj ud Doula and got involved in the killing process.
Two other accused in the killing, Nur Uddin and Shahadat Hossain Shamim, have admitted to being involved in the killing of Nusrat at the court of senior judicial magistrate, Md. Zakir Hossain.
Nusrat, who was an Alim examinee, suffered 80% burns when she was set on fire by four burqa-clad unknown assailants, who were allegedly followers of now suspended madrasa Principal Siraj ud daula, on the roof of the institution at Sonagazi on Apr 6.
She was attacked for refusing to withdraw a case her family filed last month against Siraj ud daula for sexually harassing and assaulting her.
After she was set on fire, her family filed another case against eight people including Siraj ud daula on Apr 8.
The 18-year-old girl died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Apr 10 after battling death for five days.