An teenager who publicly accused her faculty principal of rape has died in hospital after she was allegedly set on fireplace.
Native experiences mentioned Nusrat Jahan Femi, 18, was doused in kerosene and set alight on the roof of her examination corridor by a gang of attackers.
The suspected homicide has sparked outrage in Bangladesh, prompting protests and a heated nationwide dialog round sexual abuse, with prime minister Sheikh Hasina advocating “exemplary punishment” for the “heinous crimes”.
Police have arrested eight individuals in connection, whereas the legislation minister mentioned the federal government would guarantee a fast trial in response to the calls for of Nusrat’s household, BBC Bangla reported.
Police Bureau of Investigations chief Banaj Kanti Majumdar introduced at a press convention in Dhaka that 13 individuals, together with two women, had been concerned within the brutal killing. A trainer was additionally detained.
Though principal Siraj-ud-Daula has been held in custody since 27 March over the late schoolgirl’s allegations, police findings revealed he was additionally implicated within the homicide plot.
On Four April, two days earlier than Nusrat was set on fireplace, a number of individuals together with one defendant visited the principal – who Nusrat alleged had tried to rape her in his workplace – in jail.
“Siraj-ud-Daula instructed them to kill Nusrat,” Mr Majumdar advised the press briefing.
Earlier than she died from her accidents at Dhaka Medical Faculty Hospital on 10 April, Nusrat allegedly relayed particulars of the assault to her brother.
Her brother opened the official case and her household mentioned they’ve since obtained dying threats.
Nusrat was as a result of take an Arabic examination earlier than 4 individuals lured her to the roof with solutions her good friend was being assaulted, her brother advised The Every day Star (Bangladesh).
He mentioned: “They requested her to withdraw the case towards Principal Maulana Siraj Ud Doula. As she refused to budge, one in all them poured kerosene on her from a glass and set her ablaze.
“With all of her physique in flames, she ran down the steps screaming for assist.”
Ongoing protests have erupted throughout the capital, demanding justice for Nusrat.
The conduct of native police has additionally come into query after a video emerged displaying police’s reluctance to make sure Nusrat’s security following her allegations towards the principal.
Moazzem Hossain of Sonagazi police station was transferred from his submit on Wednesday.
Nusrat’s funeral ceremony was held on Thursday in her hometown, Uttar Charsandia. It was the biggest turnout within the district, as mourners attended from throughout the nation, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
Her father, Musa Manik, mentioned: “We’re happy with the progress of the investigation, however a speedy trial is a should.”