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03:45 PM, January 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:35 PM, January 16, 2020

4 charged with Sagira Morshed murder

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) today pressed charges against four people in 30-year-old Sagira Morshed murder case.

PBI Inspector Md Rafiqul Islam submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka this afternoon.

The four accused are Sagira Morshed’s brother-in-law Hasan Ali Chowdhury, his wife Sayedatul Mahmuda alias Shahin, brother-in-law (wife’s brother) Anas Mahmud alias Rezwan and their hired killer Maruf Reza.

During the investigation, all the four accused given confessional statement narrating the incident.

On July 25, 1989, the victim Sagira, 34, was going to Viqarunnisa Noon School on the capital’s Bailey Road by a rickshaw to pick up her daughter Saharat.

Sagira, however, could not reach pick up her daughter as muggers shot her to death in front of the school.

Abdus Salam Chowdhury, husband of the victim, filed a murder case against some unknown people with Ramna Police Station the same day. But the trial proceedings of the case had been stayed for the last 28 years following a High Court order.

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