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01:49 PM, May 28, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:10 PM, May 28, 2018

Govt files appeal seeking death penalty for Oishee Rahman

The government has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking death penalty for Oishee Rahman in the much-talked-about sensational case filed over killing her parents in 2013.

The Attorney General office has recently submitted the appeal to Appellate Division of the SC challenging a High Court verdict which had commuted the death sentence of Oishee Rahman to life imprisonment.

In the appeal, the government prayed to the apex court to uphold the trial court verdict that sentenced Oishee to death for killing her father Mahfuzur Rahman, a police officer, and mother Swapna Rahman.

The apex court will later on fix the date for hearing the appeal, Sufia Khatun, advocate on record of the AG office, told The Daily Star.

On June 5, 2017, the HC fined her Tk 5,000 and said she would have to serve in jail for six more months if she failed to pay the sum.

The HC, however, did not specifically say how long she would have to serve in custody.

A trial court on November 12, 2015 sentenced Oishee to death for killing her parents. She later challenged the lower court verdict.

The bodies of Mahfuzur, inspector of Special Branch of police, and his wife Swapna Rahman were recovered from their Chamelibagh house in the capital on August 16, 2013.

On March 9, 2014, the police pressed charges against Oishee, her friends Johnny and Ronny and 11-year-old domestic help Sumi.

According to the charge sheet, Oishee alone killed her parents, Johnny instigated the murders and Ronny gave her shelter after the incident. Sumi was accused of assisting Oishee in hiding the bodies.

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