The college-going daughter of Narayanganj seven-murder case lawyer Wazed Ali Khokon has been hospitalised after she was allegedly poisoned with sweetmeats by miscreants in a bid to kill her this evening.
Maisha Wazed Prapti, 19, was admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) around 8:10pm, Sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, told The Daily Star.
Doctors have washed the girl’s stomach to remove the poison and she was now taken to the medicine ward of the hospital, DMCH sources said.
She was now out of danger, the sources said.
Three to four miscreants waylaid Prapti after she came out of her coaching centre around 6:30pm near to Narayanganj Club, said Mofizul Islam, a sub-inspector of detective branch (DB).
Quoting witnesses, the police official said, the miscreants told Prapti that her father has done a commendable job in dealing with the seven-murder case and they wanted to entertain her with sweetmeats.
“As she refused, they forcibly inserted something into her mouth,” he told our local correspondent.
Later, they fled the scene in a private car after sensing presence of locals, he added.
The High Court yesterday upheld the death penalty of 15, including three ex-Rab officials and expelled Awami League leader Nur Hossain, for their involvement in conspiracy, abduction and killing of seven Narayanganj men in 2014.
The court, however, commuted the capital punishment of 11 others to life imprisonment. It fined them Tk 20,000 each, in default of which they have to spend two more years in prison.
The HC bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam also upheld the jail terms of nine others for various terms ranging from seven to 17 years.
Earlier in January, a Narayanganj Court sentenced 26 persons to death and nine others to imprisonment in the sensational murder case. Public Prosecutor Wazed Ali Khokon represented the state in the sensational case in the lower court.