The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday upheld the death penalty of domestic help Shahidul Islam alias Shahid rejecting his review petition in a case filed for murder of Shazneen Tasnim Rahman.
A three-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order Sunday morning.
On April 23, 1998, Shazneen, a 15-year-old Scholastica student and daughter of Transcom Limited Chairman Latifur Rahman, was raped and killed at her house.
On August 2, 2016, the Supreme Court upheld death sentence of Shahid for rape and murder of Shazneen and acquitted four others in connection with the case. Shahid then filed a petition seeking review of his death penalty.
The acquitted four others are Syed Sajjad Mainuddin Hasan, a contractor who was appointed to repair the house, Sajjad’s assistant Badal, and two maids Estema Khatun Minu and Parvin.