PV Desk : A fast track court today sentenced all 16 accused to death and fined them Taka one lakh each in the case lodged over murder of Sonagazi madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

Judge Md Mamunur Rashed of Feni Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal pronounced the judgement at the jam-packed courtroom at around 11.20 am in presence of all the 16 convicts.

The 16 convicts are- SM Siraj Uddoula, Md Nur Uddin, Md Shahadat Hossain Shamim, Maksud Alam, Saifur Rahman Md Zubayer, Jabed Hossain, Hafej Abdul Kader, Md Afsar Uddin, Qamrunnahar Moni, Umme Sultana Popi, Abdur Rahim Sharif, Iftekhar Uddin Rana, Imran Hossain, Md Shamim, Ruhul Amin and Mohiuddin Shakil.

“The accused deserve severe punishment for their boastful behaviour towards Nusrat as it certainly would leave humanity ashamed. The world now aware of her (Nusrat) fight to protect her dignity, thanks to the media,” the court said in its observation.

Earlier, the prison authority brought the accused to court at around 10.45 am and police taken them to courtroom after 11am. Judge Md Mamunur Rashed started reading out the judgement at 11.10am.

BSS correspondent present at the courtroom said the most of accused, mainly the young ones were looked tensed the whole time, while their relatives were crying their hearts out. But, the main perpetrator behind the heinous crime SM Siraj Uddoula looked expressionless.