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

16 people sentenced to death after a 19-year-old female student was burned alive for accusing her headmaster of sexual assault (Photos)

The teacher ‘told them to put pressure on Rafi to withdraw the case or kill her if she refused’, senior police superintendent Mohammad Iqbal, who led the investigation, had told AFP.

According to Iqbal, some of those arrested were Rafi’s classmates who had tied her up with a scarf before setting her on fire.

‘The plan was to pass the incident off as a suicide. But it fell through after Rafi managed to come downstairs while on fire because the scarf burnt and freed her hands and feet,’ he said.

Her Headmaster, Siraj Ud Doula was among three teachers found guilty over the case, along with two local politicians, Ruhul Amin and Maksud Alam.

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Source: Linda Ikeji

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