Oishee claims innocence
Oishee Rahman who has been accused of killing her parents claimed herself innocent yesterday after a Dhaka court read out charges from statements of 39 prosecution witnesses.
Her two friends -- Asaduzzaman Johnny and Mizanur Rahman Roni -- also claimed themselves innocent and demanded justice after the charges were read out before them.
In her written statement, Oishee told the court that she was not at their Chamelibagh residence in the capital on August 16, 2013 when her parents -- Special Branch of Police inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and Swapna Rahman -- were killed. She claimed that she did not know who killed her parents, adding she was at one of her friends' residence during the double murder.
In the statement, she alleged that after her arrest, police took her on remand, tortured her inhumanely with sticks and forced her to give confessional statement before a magistrate where she said that she alone killed her parents, and added that their domestic help, 11, had assisted her with the killings and Johnny instigated the murders and Roni gave her shelter after the incident.
The court recorded their statements and fixed October 20 for the arguments.
Oishee, who had taken her O-level exams, turned herself into Paltan police on August 17, 2013, a day after her parents' bodies were recovered. She was later remanded.
Trial of the case against the child domestic help, now on bail, is pending with the First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka, a juvenile court.