A Dhaka court has ordered the Dhaka Central Jail authorities to give division facilities to Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi police station in Feni.
Judge Ash Sams Joglul Hossain of Dhaka Cyber Tribunal passed the order on Monday.
OC Moazzem, who is accused of committing cybercrimes, will avail the facilities as per the jail code, according to court sources.
OC Moazzem was arrested from Dhaka’s Shahbagh area on June 16 twenty days after he went on hiding. Later, he was sent to jail as his bail plea was rejected by the tribunal.
A case was filed against the Sonagazi OC for illegally recording on his phone the statement of Feni’s Nusrat Jahan Rafi about her sexual assault by her madrasa principal and later circulating the video clip on social media without her consent.
The video clip, humiliating for the young girl, ultimately led to the murder of Nusrat.
What happened to Nusrat
Nusrat, a student of Feni’s Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, was set afire on April 6 this year for refusing to withdraw a case against her madrasa principal, Siraj Ud Doula, for sexually assaulting her in March.
Siraj Ud Doula was later arrested and sent to jail.
The principal in jail was visited by his associates whom he instructed to intimidate Nusrat’s family into withdrawing the case and, if necessary, he ordered them to kill Nusrat, according to Banaj Kumar Majumder, chief of the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI).
Acting on his instructions, four associates of the principal took Nusrat, only a few minutes before the Alim exams on April 6, to the roof of the administrative building of the madrasa, saying that one of her friends was being assaulted there.
There, they threatened her to withdraw the case against the principal and asked her to sign on a blank piece of paper.
Upon refusal, she was gagged and bound before she was doused with kerosene and set ablaze, according to the PBI chief.
She was then rescued and sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with burn injuries of over 80 percent on her body.
After a five-day battle with death, the 19-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries at the hospital in the capital on April 10 this year.