Separate petitions seek Oishee’s death, acquittal

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Staff Reporter:

Two petitions — one seeking acquittal of Oishee Rahman and the other seeking her capital punishment — have been filed with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court over the killing of police officer Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman in 2013.

Advocate Sufia Khatun, a state counsel, filed a petition recently seeking capital punishment of Oishee while Advocate Sujit Chatarjee Bappi lodged the other one seeking her acquittal.

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

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

On June 5 last year, the High Court commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment after hearing the appeal.

On August 16, 2013, police recovered the bodies of Special Branch 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.
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