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Shazneen rape, murder case

April 23, 1998

Shazneen Tasnim Rahman was raped and killed at her Gulshan house in the capital.

April 24, 1998

Her father Latifur Rahman filed a murder case with Gulshan Police Station. 

September 4, 1998

The CID lodged a case under the Women and Children Repression (Prevention) Act for rape and murder.

December 12, 1998

The investigation officer of the rape and murder case submitted a charge sheet against Shahid and five others.

April 13, 1999

Charges in the rape and murder case framed. 

Charges were pressed and framed also in the murder case, and the accused challenged the indictment orders in both the cases before the High Court.

July 6, 1999

An HC bench ruled that the murder case against the accused pending with the Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court would be stayed because the Special Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression had already indicted the accused for killing. The bench also gave the go-ahead to continue the rape and murder case at the tribunal.

The accused challenged the HC verdict before the Supreme Court.

November 11, 1999

The SC rejected their appeal and the tribunal went on with the proceedings in the case.

July 9, 2000

The trial of the rape and murder case filed under the Women and Children Repression (Prevention) Act began with the deposition of complainant Mojibur Rahman.

September 2, 2003 

After long court proceedings, Judge Kazi Rahmat Ullah of the Special Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression in Dhaka convicted and sentenced six accused to death in the case.

July 10, 2006

The HC confirmed the death penalty for Hasan, Shahid, Badal, Minu and Parvin. It, however, acquitted Shaniram Mandal.

April 26, 2009

The SC accepted leave-to-appeal prayers of Hasan, Badal, Minu and Parvin. Later, the four lodged appeals with the SC. Shahid also filed an appeal with the apex court through the jail authorities. 

March 29, 2016

A three-member SC bench, headed by the chief justice, started hearing the appeals of the five convicts together. Two other members of the bench were Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and Justice Mirza Hussain Haider.

April 5, 2016

The chief justice reconstituted the bench and turned it into a five-member one by including Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana and Justice Md Imman Ali.

May 11, 2016

The bench kept the appeals waiting for verdict after concluding the hearing.

August 2, 2016

SC delivered its verdict

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