HC commutes Oishee’s death sentence to life term

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MNA National Desk: The High Court (HC) on Monday commuted the death sentence of Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment in the case filed over the killing of her parents in 2013.

An HC bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Mohammad Jahangir Hossain announced the verdict at about 11:00am. The court also fined her Tk 5,000.

Oishee was sentenced to death by a Dhaka speedy trial tribunal in November 2015 for murdering police inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman.

Later, Oishee surrendered to police confessing to her involvement in the killing.

In November 2015, the trial court’s order of Oishee’s death sentence was forwarded as the death reference to the High Court for approval.