The probe body formed to look into the allegation of negligence on the part of additional district magistrate and president of the governing body of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrassah in Feni PK Enamul Karim over the killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi did not find any evidence of negligence against him.
Deputy attorney general ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar submitted the report of the probe body constituted by the public administration secretary to the High Court on Monday and the HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader likely to hear it.
On July 15, the High Court asked the public administration and education secretaries to probe the allegation against Feni ADM PK Enamul Karim in connection with the killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi and submit the probe report within 30 days.
A newspaper report on Enamul Karim’s role was placed before the court during the hearing.
According to the report, Nusrat along with her mother went to Enamul Karim on April 4 and sought justice against principal Siraj-ud-doula of the madrassah for harassing the madrassah girl sexually. But the ADM asked Nusrat to hush up the matter.
‘Why’ve you come to me? You’ve already filed a case. Had you not filed the case against him, I would have looked into it. The principal is a bad guy and it’s known to all. Why’ve you (Nusrat) gone to him and once you went to him, why didn’t you take the matter easily?’ Enamul was quoted.
On April 17, a writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking its directive to form a judicial inquiry commission to investigate the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
The writ filed by Supreme Court lawyer Eunus Ali Akond also sought court’s directive to take necessary steps to send the case to the Speedy Trial Tribunal immediately and provide compensation to Nusrat’s family.
On April 6, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal of her madrassah after he was arrested and subsequently suspended as she had accused him of sexually harassing her in Sonagazi upazila of Feni.
She lost her battle for life on April 10 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.