HC reduces Oishee’s death sentence to life term

HC reduces Oishee’s death sentence to life term

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Dhaka, June 05 – The High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence awarded to Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment for killing her parents in 2013.An HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice M Jahangir Hossain passed the order this morning.
The court, earlier on Sunday, set Monday as the date to deliver its verdict on the death reference, and appeal of Oishee Rahman against the death penalty awarded to her.
Earlier on May 7, the bench kept the death reference and appeal in the case waiting for verdict after concluding the hearing that started on March 12.
On November 12, 2015, Judge Syed Ahmed of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 sentenced Oishee Rahman to death for killing her parents. The tribunal also fined her Tk 20,000.
Besides, the tribunal sentenced Mizanur Rahman Rony, a friend of Oishee, to two years’ imprisonment and fined him Tk 5,000, in default, one month’s jail and acquitted Asaduzzaman Johny.
Police, on August 16, 2013, recovered the bodies of Special Branch (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.
On December 6, 2015, condemned convict Oishee filed an appeal with the High Court against the tribunal verdict. – UNB

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