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Killing parents Oishee with 2 friends indicted

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Court Correspondent A tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday freshly indicted Oishee Rahman along with her two friends in a case filed for killing her police officer father Mahfuzur Rahman and mother Swapna Rahman. Judge of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 ABM Sazdeur Rahman framed charges against the trio on charge of killing and trying to conceal the bodies. The court also fixed December 4 to restart the trial with the deposition of witnesses, said Oishee’s counsel Mahbub Hasan Roni. Earlier on May 6, Judge M Jahurul Haque of Dhaka’s Metropolitan Session Judge’s Court framed charges against Oishee and her two friends -- Mizanur Rahman Jony and Asaduzzaman Rony. The formal trial began on June 5 with the recording of the evidence of witnesses. Meanwhile, a juvenile court on May 20 indicted another accused, Khadiza Islam, a domestic help of the slain couple as she was under 16 when the incident happened. On August 16 last year, police recovered the bodies of Special Branch Police Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman from their Chamelibagh residence in the capital. Later, Oishee surrendered to the police confessing her part to the killing. On October 21, the Home Ministry issued a gazette notification to transfer the case to the speedy trial tribunal. Later, Judge M Jahurul Haque of the Metropolitan Session Judge’s Court transferred the case to the speedy tribunal-3 on November 12. Out of 57 witnesses, the session’s court had recorded the deposition of 19 before the case was shifted to the tribunal. The 19 witnesses may be recalled by the court to testify again in the case, said Roni.