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Sadia cross-examined in Sagira Morshed murder case

Courts 2023-02-01, 10:20pm

Court decision

Jehangir Hussain

The cross-examination of  the witness Sadia Chowdhury, daughter of  Sagira Morshed, allegedly killed by her  close relatives nearly 34 years ago, was completed on Wednesday.

 Dhaka’s First Speedy Trial Tribunal’s Judge Rafikul Islam recorded her deposition and fixed  February 7 for the next hearing.

Four persons including an elder brother of Sagira Morshed's husband were indicted for the murder on December 2,2020.

The accused are Sagira's brother-in-law Dr Hasan Ali Chowdhury, his wife Sayedatul Mahmuda, Mahmuda's brother Anas Mahmud alias Rezwan and contract killer Maruf Reza.

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

After 32 years, a rickshaw-puller, who was present on the crime scene, identified two of the killers.