A probe committee has found no proof of negligence on part of the Sonagazi madrasa chairman in connection with the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi.
The committee formed by the public administration and education secretaries submitted its report to the High Court bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader on Monday.
The HC directed the secretaries to form the committee after Supreme Court barrister Yunus Ali Akandhad filed a writ petition to take proper steps against PK Enamul Karim, additional district magistrate and the chairman of the madrasa’s managing committee, on June 30.
SM Siraj-Ud-Daula, principal of Feni’sSonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa, sexually harassed Nusrat, an Alim examinee, in his office on March 27.
Nusrat’s mother filed a case in this connection the next day.
Nusrat and her mother went to Enamul Karim’s office to file a complaint against the principal just after a week, but he did not take any action, according to a report published in a Bangla daily on June 21.
On April 6, Nusrat was set afire by a group of people loyal to the principalon the rooftop of the madrasa’s administration buildingas she refused to withdraw the case.
She succumbed to her burn injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.
According to several sources,there were previous records of sexual harassments and money embezzlement against the principal. No steps were taken although written complaints weresubmitted to Enamul Karim.
Enamul Karim is also the head of the probe committee for investigating the administration’s negligence in the murder.