Ex-Sonagazi OC booked over Nusrat video

Publish: 5:26 PM, April 15, 2019 | Update: 5:26:PM, April 15, 2019

DHAKA, – A case has been filed against former officer in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain under the Digital Security Act (DSA) for recording Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement on video and spreading it online.

Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman filed the case with Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal this afternoon under section 26, 29 and 31 of DSA.

Recording the testimony of the plaintiff, Judge Mohammad As Shams Jaglul Hossain of Bangladesh Cyber Tribunal asked deputy inspector general of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit probe report on April 30.

According to the allegations, the former Sonagazi OC summoned Nusrat as she filed a case against Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa principal Sirajuddoula for sexual harassment.

The police official in his room started quizzing her about the incident and was recording the whole incident in absence of any lawyer or female cop. He was heard scolding her and asking Nusrat indecent questions. Moazzem later posted the video on different social media sites.

Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 by miscreants and succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10. Nusrat had accused Sirajuddoula of harassing her sexually on March 27 while she was exposed to his extreme vengeance on April 6 when she went to the madrasa to appear in Alim examination.

A group of masked youths, reported to be principal’s stooges, took Nusrat to the rooftop of the madrasa and set her on fire after tying her with her scarf.