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Murder inside judge’s chamber

Murder inside 
judge’s chamber

It is extremely worrying to note that a murder suspect was chased and stabbed to death brutally in broad daylight by another suspect in front of the judge inside a courtroom in Cumilla on Monday. The ghastly incident has raised questions about the security in courtrooms in the country.

The burning to death of Madrasa girl Nusrat in Feni and the murder of a seven-year old girl after rape in Wari in the capital created a lot of public outrage throughout the country recently, the murder in the courtroom has become yet another cause of horror.  

Though the murder in Cumilla court has occurred in a different context and the victim is a suspected criminal but it speaks volumes about the scant respect for the rule of law and sheer anarchy ruling the roost. In fact, the murder in presence of the judge, lawyers, members of the law enforcement agency and the justice-seekers has sent cold shiver down the spine of the ones witnessing the blood-curdling scene. Murder in the courtroom cannot be expected in a civilized society.

That the killer had planned the murder beforehand is evident from his carrying the knife he used in the murder. How could an accused in a murder case carry knife in the court? What did the on-duty policemen do? What would have happened had the rowdy youth attacked the judge and the lawyers as well? These are the questions that provoke the public mind. Lax security measures in the courtroom are to blame for the murder.   

The murder in the courtroom shows that there is little security of life in the country. Anyone may fall victim at anytime due to deteriorating law and order situation. It is the duty and responsibility of the state to secure the lives and properties of its citizens. But what we see now is absolutely mind-boggling. A person cannot stay confined at home. They have to go out for meeting various needs of life.  The killer in Cumilla courtroom incident has been nabbed by police. A three-member committee has been formed to investigate the murder. It is expected that from now onward the authorities concerned will ensure adequate security in the court so that no such brutality occurs in future.     

 

 

 

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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