HC starts hearing death reference, Oishee’s pleas

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Dhaka: The High Court on Sunday started hearing the death reference, and the appeal of condemned convict Oishee Rahman against her death penalty awarded to her for killing her parents — police officer Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman — in 2013.

An HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Md Jahangir Hossain started the hearing.

Deputy Attorney General Jahirul Haque Jahir read out the paper book of the case before the court.

Earlier on November 12 in 2015, Judge Syed Ahmed of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 sentenced Oishee Rahman to death for killing her parents. The tribunal also fined her Tk 20,000.

Later, the relevant documents reached the ‘death reference’ section of the HC on November 19.

Besides, the tribunal sentenced Mizanur Rahman Rony to two years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 5,000, in default, to suffer one month more jail while acquitted Asaduzzaman Johny.

On August 16, 2013, police recovered the bodies of SB Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman from their Chamelibagh residence in the capital.

Later, Oishee surrendered to police confessing to her involvement in the killing.

On December 6, 2015, the condemned convict Oishee filed an appeal with the High Court against the tribunal verdict.

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