At the end of a hearing on the death reference and the suspect’s appeal on Sunday, Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Jahangir Hossain of the High Court issued an order, reserving their verdict until a future date.
Deputy Attorney General Jahirul Huq Jahir, alongside Associate Attorney General Atiqul Huq Selim represented the state at the hearing. Sujit Chatterjee Bappi represented Oishee.
“The issue has been discussed over 13 working days,” Jahirul Huq Jahir told bdnews24.com. “The decision can come any day now.”
On Aug 16, 2013, Inspector Mahfuzur Rahman and his wife Swapna Rahman were found murdered in their apartment in Dhaka in 2013.
The blood-stained bodies were found in a locked bathroom in their apartment.
Police said Oishee mixed sleeping pills in the coffee to render her parents unconscious.
Later, she stabbed her mother and then her father to death.
After the killings, the teenage girl left the apartment with her younger brother.
The slain police officer’s brother started a murder case the next day. Oishee surrendered to police the same day.
In March 2014, police pressed charges against Oishee, her two friends and the underage house help.
In November 2015, a Dhaka speedy trial tribunal awarded the death penalty to Oishee.
Her friend Mizanur Rahman was given a two-year jail term for aiding and abetting.
The third defendant Asaduzzaman Jony, another friend of Oishee, was acquitted of the charges of abetment.
The house help is being tried at a juvenile court.
In November 2015, the trial court’s order of Oishee’s death sentence was forwarded as the death reference to the High Court for it approval.
On Dec 6 of the same year, Oishee filed a petition challenging the trial court’s verdict.
The court started hearing the matters 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.