Oishee’s death commuted to life term jail

Published : 05 Jun 2017, 11:49

Jagoroniya Desk

The High Court today commuted the death sentence of Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment in a case filed over killing her parents Mahfuzur Rahman, a police officer, and Swapna Rahman in 2013.

The HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Md Jahangir Hossain passed the order after concluding hearing arguments from the counsels on the death reference and appeals.

The court also fined Oishee Tk 5,000 and awarded her six months’ additional prison time in default.

As observation, the court said it commuted the sentence of Oishee as she was addicted at the time of the murder and that she had no previous criminal record against her.

A trial court on November 12, 2015 sentenced Oishee to death for killing her father and mother. Oishee later challenged the lower court verdict.

The bodies of Mahfuzur, inspector of Special Branch of Police, and his wife Swapna Rahman were recovered from their Chamelibagh house in the capital on August 16, 2013.

On March 9, 2014, police pressed charges against Oishee, her friends Johnny and Roni and 11-year-old domestic help Sumi in the case.

According to the charge sheet, Oishee alone killed her parents, Johnny instigated the murders and Roni gave her shelter after the incident. Sumi was accused of assisting Oishee in hiding the bodies.

Source: thedailystar

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