Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured that the killers of teenage girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi would not be spared and brought to justice at any cost.
Hasina gave the assurance to the family of the girl, who was set to fire by criminals in eastern Feni district earlier in the month and died at Dhaka hospital later, as Nusrat’s parents met her at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday.
The tragic death of Nusrat, a Madraasa student in Sonagazi drew attention of all as the incident went viral on social media. The principal of the Madraasa allegedly directed to set her alight after she complained that the principal harassed the girl.
“The perpetrators who burnt Nusrat to death will not be spared,” the Prime Minister said when AKM Musa and Shirina Aktar, the parents of the girl, called on her.
The Prime Minister mentioned that Nusrat set an example of bravery by sacrificing her life as she, till the death, protested the atrocities unleashed on her by the culprits, said Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim.
The prime minister expressed profound sympathy to the family at the tragic death of the madrasa student and assured them of extending all cooperation they need, Karim added.
Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 by criminals at the Sonagazi Madraasa and succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10.
She had accused Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa principal Sirajuddoula of harassing her sexually on March 27 and she was exposed to his extreme vengeance on April 6 when she went to the madrasa to appear in the “Alim” examination.
A group of masked youths, reported to be principal’s stooges, took Nusrat to the rooftop of the madrasa building and set her on fire in their bid to kill her.
The prime minister immediately asked the law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to the book and take stern actions against the killers.