Risha murder case accused face death penalty by Dhaka court
03:43 PM, October 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:02 PM, October 10, 2019

Lone accused gets death in Risha murder case

A Dhaka court today sentenced one person to death in a case filed over the murder of Risha, a class VIII student of Willes Little Flower School, who was brutally killed in 2016.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court read out the verdict against Obaidul Haq, the lone accused in the case, in his presence.

Obaidul has also been fined Tk 50,000 in the case.

Risha’s mother Tania Hossain was present in the court during the verdict and expressed her satisfaction with the verdict.


Fourteen-year-old Risha was stabbed to death on a footbridge close to her school in Kakrail by her stalker Obaidul in 2016.

Risha lost her battle for life at the ICU of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on August 28, 2016, four days after she was stabbed.

Her mother Tania Hossain filed a case against Obaidul with Ramna Police Station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

The death of Risha, eldest child of Ramzan Hossain and Tania Hossain, sparked protests across the capital.

Obaidul was arrested in Nilphamari with locals’ help a week after Risha was stabbed. Hailing from Dinajpur’s Miradangi village, he used to work at a tailoring shop in Dhaka.

On November 14, 2016, Ali Hossain, inspector of Ramna Police Station, submitted the charge sheet against Obaidul while charge was framed on April 17, 2017.

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