National, Back Page

Sagira Morshed murder case

Testimony on March 29

Published : 22 Mar 2023 10:56 PM

A  Dhaka court has fixed March 29 for the next testimony in the sensational SagiraMorshed murder case in the capital’s Siddheswari. 

Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 judge Rafiqul Islam fixed the date on Wednesday.

SagiraMorshed’s brother DrShamim Aka Newaz was scheduled to testify at the court on March 22.  But two lawyers of the accused filed a petition seeking time as they were sick.

On July 25 in 1989 Sagira Morshed, 34, was gunned down by unidentified muggers in front of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in the capital's Bailey Road 

when she went there to bring her daughter home from school.

Sagira's husband Salam Chowdhury filed the case on that day with Ramna Police Station against unidentified persons. A rickshaw-puller, who was present at the crime scene, identified two of the killers, but police had filed the initial charge sheet against one Mantu.

PBI inspector Rafiqul Islam filed a 1,309-page chargesheet against four people with the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on January 17 in 2020. Then on March 9 of the same year, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM ImrulKayes accepted the chargesheet.