Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an 18-year-old pupil finding out at a madrasa, or Islamic college, in Feni, went to the police on March 27 to file a report in opposition to her principal for allegedly sexually harassing her.
Rafi mentioned the principal, Maulana Siraj Ud Doula, had referred to as her into his workplace and repeatedly touched her inappropriately.
She additionally mentioned that she had been repeatedly sexually harassed by Ud Doula, however had been advised to maintain it quiet when she tried to convey it up together with her lecturers.
Her assertion was filmed with out her consent by the police officer, who later posted it on social media, which is unlawful, the Each day Star reported.
Within the video, which was later leaked to native media, Rafi could be seen crying, visibly distressed, and making an attempt to cover her face together with her arms.
On April 6, Rafi was tricked into going to the roof of a faculty constructing, the place not less than 4 unidentified individuals doused her in kerosene and set her on fireplace.
Police mentioned that the attackers, who had been wearing burqas and had their faces largely coated, had tried to stress Rafi to withdraw her criticism in opposition to Ud Doula and lit her on fireplace when she refused.
After the attackers fled the scene, Rafi ran down the steps screaming for assist whereas her total physique was in flames, her older brother advised the Each day Star.
She was taken to an area hospital, however was transferred to Dhaka Medical School Hospital after docs found she had suffered burns to 80% of her physique.
On April 10, she died.
Members of the family, family, and villagers broke down when her physique was returned to her house, and her two brothers fainted.
Rafi’s story sparked outrage throughout the nation, and hundreds of individuals turned up for her funeral.
Folks had been outraged by the information.
They’re additionally demanding justice on social media with the hashtag #JusticeForNusrat.
The prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, has vowed to convey each individual concerned with the homicide to justice.
“Not one of the culprits might be spared from authorized motion,” she mentioned.
As of Monday, police have detained 14 individuals in reference to the homicide.
Police say that the 4 attackers had been college students of the madrasa and included one feminine pupil.
Nuruddin and Shahadat alias Shamim, the 2 fundamental suspects who had been the principal’s aides and graduates of the madrasa, reportedly confessed on Sunday that they deliberate the homicide with 5 different college students, after visiting Ud Doula in jail.
The 2 had been additionally accountable for organizing the protests demanding Ud Doula’s launch, in response to the Each day Star.
A 3rd pupil confessed his involvement on Thursday, saying that the homicide had been carried out beneath the path of Ud Doula, who allegedly gave them directions from jail.
Police have additionally launched an investigation into their very own dealing with of Rafi’s case and whether or not there had been any negligence on the a part of the officers earlier than and after the assault, BDNews24 reported.
In the meantime, the officer who filmed the video of Rafi has reportedly been transferred for his alleged negligence in stopping her homicide and can also be being sued for violating the Digital Safety Act by sharing the video on social media.