Family of Slain Bangladeshi Leader ‘Uneasy’ As Killer’s Sentencing Delayed

Onik Islam, the son of slain Bangladeshi leader Nazmul Islam, at Queens Supreme Court on Wednesday.  Eagle  photo by David Brand.

Onik Islam, the son of slain Bangladeshi leader Nazmul Islam, at Queens Supreme Court on Wednesday. Eagle photo by David Brand.

By David Brand

The family of Nazmul Islam, a Bangladeshi leader killed during a botched robbery attempt in 2014, will have to wait another few weeks before justice is served.

Nazmul Islam’s killer Nestor Rodriguez was scheduled to appear for sentencing in Queens Supreme Court Wednesday, but another defendant caused a backup on Riker’s Island and prevented Rodriguez from showing up in court.

“We’re restless,” said Onik Islam, Nazmul Islam’s son. “We’re uneasy because we haven’t gotten closure.”

Rodriguez dodged going to trial on second-degree murder charges earlier this month for his role in the death and robbery of Islam, 55, in July 2014, by pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

Onik Islam said he and his family members did not agree with the plea deal for a lesser charge but were eager to finish proceedings. More than four years have passed since Nazmul Islam was killed in South Ozone Park.

Rodriguez is scheduled to return to Queens Supreme Court Justice Barry Schwartz for sentencing Feb. 8.

The co-defendant Carlos Genno will appear before Justice Michael Aloise on Jan. 28.