BANGLADESH: SHAZNEEN KILLER SHAHID HANGED
November 29, 2017:
Shahidul Islam alias Shahid, the convicted killer of Scholastica student Shazneen Tasnim Rahman, was hanged at Kashimpur High Security Central Jail in Dhaka. (Sources: UNB news agency, 29/11/2017)
The verdict was executed around 9:45pm, said Senior Jail Super Mizanur Rahman. Earlier in the day, five relatives, including his brother Mahidul Islam, met Shahid at the jail at noon, said jail sources.
On August 2 last year, the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Shahid, a domestic help of Shazneen’s house, and acquitted four convicts in the sensational killing case.
On April 23, 1998, Shazneen, a Class-IX student of Scholastica in the city and daughter of Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman, was murdered at her house.
On September 2, 2003, Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Kazi Rahmatullah handed down death penalty to six accused for their involvement in planning and executing the murder.
On July 10, 2006, the High Court upheld the death penalty of five convicts and acquitted carpenter Shaniram Mandal of the charges. Later, four of the convicts filed a leave-to-appeal with the Supreme Court against the High Court order that was granted by the Appellate Division on April 26, 2009. Another convict, Shahidul, filed a jail appeal.