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Teenager ‘burned alive by a gang of attackers’ at her school after accusing her headteacher of rape

Teenager is ‘burned alive by a gang of attackers’ at her school after accusing her headteacher of rape in Bangladesh

  • Nusrat Jahan Femi was ‘doused in flammable liquid and set alight’ at her school
  • She died in Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh with 75% burns to her body 
  • Forces arrested eight people, including a teacher,  in connection to the attack
  • It comes after she accused Siraj-ud-Daula of attempting to rape her in his office

An 18-year-old student has died after she was allegedly set on fire by a gang – after refusing to withdraw attempted rape claims against the head teacher of her school. 

Nusrat Jahan Femi was doused in flammable liquid and set alight on the roof of her school in Dhaka, Bangladesh, according to reports. 

She died five days ago in Dhaka Medical College Hospital with 75 per cent burns to her body but relayed details of the attack to her brother as protests erupted across Bangladesh. 

The principal, Siraj-ud-Daula, has been in jail since the end of last month because of the claims from the girl that he attempted to rape her in his office, yet police say he ‘instructed’ the attack. 

Different organisations held a protest rally against the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi

Police said 13 people, including two girls, were involved in Nusrat’s killing. 

Forces arrested eight people in connection with her death and announced that a teacher was among those allegedly involved.  

Police Bureau of Investigations chief Banaj Kanti Majumdar said several people including one defendant visited the principal in jail days before the attack. 

A group of four unidentified persons poured kerosene on the 18-year-old girl and set her afire on April 6. Protests in Bangladesh are pictured

A group of four unidentified persons poured kerosene on the 18-year-old girl and set her afire on April 6. Protests in Bangladesh are pictured 

The brutal scene took place minutes before Nusrat was due to take an Arabic exam, her brother told local media. 

He told The Daily Star in Bangladesh that his sister was lured to the roof by four people claiming that her friend was being assaulted there. 

‘They asked her to withdraw the case against Principal Maulana Siraj Ud Doula. As she refused to budge, one of them poured kerosene on her from a glass and set her ablaze,’ the victim’s elder brother told the paper quoting what she told him before she died in her hospital bed.  

A group of people staged a demonstration in Sylhet, Bangladesh this afternoon demanding justice for Nusrat Jahan Rafi

A group of people staged a demonstration in Sylhet, Bangladesh this afternoon demanding justice for Nusrat Jahan Rafi

‘With all of her body in flames, she ran down the stairs screaming for help. Fellow students doused the fire,’ he added. 

He added further that his sister said all of the attackers ‘seemed to be female’ and that they had their faces and hands covered. 

He also said that his family has since received death threats after opening an official case. 

Fierce protests have broke out too, with people condemning the attackers. 

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina urged ‘exemplary punishment’ for the ‘heinous crimes’.   

Nusrat’s funeral ceremony was held on Thursday in her hometown, Uttar Charsandia.

Her father, Musa Manik, said: ‘We are satisfied with the progress of the investigation, but a speedy trial is a must.’ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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