Different organization held a protest rally against the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a madrasa girl from Feni who was burnt in reprisal after sexual abuse charges against the principal, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 12, 2019. A group of four unidentified persons poured kerosene on the 18-year-old girl and set her afire on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case against the principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa over sexual assault on her late last month. (Photo by Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Court Sentence 16 people to death after a 19-year-old female student was burned alive

‘The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath,’ she said. She died five days later in hospital.

‘The verdict proves that nobody will get away with murder in Bangladesh. We have the rule of law,’ prosecutor Hafez Ahmed said following the verdict.

Back in March, Rafi went to Police to report the sexual harassment, and a leaked video shows the local police station chief registering her complaint but dismissing it as ‘not a big deal’.

At the time police had said that one of the 18 people initially arrested had accused the school’s principal of ordering the attack.


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