Effort is on to protect Nusrat’s killers: BNP
BNP has cast confusion over fair investigation into the Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case alleging that an evil attempt is on to protect the killers.
“Though some of the killers of Nusrat have been arrested, people are in doubt whether the investigation into the case will be lost in darkness like those of Tanu and Sagar-Runi murder cases,” BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged.
Rizvi said this while addressing a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka today.
He also alleged that local Chhatra League President Shahadat Hossain Shamim and his cohorts were involved in the Nusrat murder but police still couldn’t arrest them in the case.
“How will police arrest them when they have helped the offenders to commit the crime in the first place?” he said.
“Evil attempts are being hatched to protect the killers as they all belong to the ruling party,” Rizvi also alleged, showing different media reports.
Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent comment that incidents like the arson attack on Nusrat are happening as BNP had set the trend of arson attacks, Rizvi said a group of people of the ruling party has been let loose in a bid to shift the burden of Nusrat’s murder to another shoulder.
“An effort is on using the administration to shift people’s attention from the murder to another direction. But you (PM) have failed to hide the truth,” the BNP leader said.
He also criticised Moazzem Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Model Police Station saying that the OC harassed the girl in his room in the name of taking the victim’s statement.
“The OC has also harassed Nusrat as he filmed her at the police station while she was giving her statement. Making such videos is illegal,” Rizvi said.
Rizvi alleged that the government withdrew the OC after the video went viral, without taking any legal action against him.
Nusrat might not have been killed had the OC taken proper action against the criminals as per her complaints, Rizvi added.
Nusrat, a student of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Sonagazir upazila of Feni, was set ablaze on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case filed against principal of the madrasa Siraj Ud Doula for sexually harassing her late last month.
After fighting for her life for five days with around 80 per cent burn, the madrasa girl died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night.