Appeal submitted against Oishee’s death penalty

Appeal submitted against Oishee’s death penalty

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Condemned convict Oishee Rahman on Sunday filed an appeal with the High Court against the tribunal verdict that sentenced her to death for killing her parents–police officer Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman–in 2013.Advocate Mahbub Hossain Rana, a counsel of Oishee, filed the appeal on behalf of her with the High Court.

Mahbub Hossain said Oishee sought acquittal from the charges brought against her and challenged the trial procedure in the petition.

Earlier, on November 12, Judge Syed Ahmed of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 sentenced Oishee Rahman to death for killing her parents. Later, the relevant documents reached the ‘death reference’ section of the HC on November 19.

The tribunal also fined her Tk 20,000.

Besides, the tribunal sentenced Mizanur Rahman Rony to two years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 5,000, in default, to suffer one month more jail while acquitted Asaduzzaman Johny.

On August 16, 2013, police recovered the bodies of SB 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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