Sagira Morshed murder: Dhaka court accepts sheet

A Dhaka court today accepted the charge sheet pressed by the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) against four people in 30-year-old Sagira Morshed murder case.

The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary accepted the charge sheet and sent the case to the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka for trial.

Earlier on January 16, PBI Inspector Md Rafiqul Islam submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka.

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 gave 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 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.