Death commuted to life for Oishee

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PV Desk : Oishee Rahman has to spend the rest of her life behind bars for murdering her police inspector father and mother.

The High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence awarded by a trial court to life in prison.

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.

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.

On Dec 6 of the same year, Oishee filed a petition challenging the trial court’s verdict.

The court started hearing the matter on Mar 12 this year.

On Apr 10, the High Court judges heard a statement in the judge’s chamber to assess the condition of her mental health.

At the end of a hearing on the death reference and the suspect’s appeal on May 7, Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain of the High Court issued an order, reserving their verdict until a future date.

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