Burnt female madrasa student losses battle for life
Published : Wednesday, 10 April, 2019 at 9:50 PM Count : 753
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, the Aleem examinee from Sonagazi Fazil Madrsaha who was set on fire allegedly by some fellows, has died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night.
She breathed her last around 9.30 pm at the DMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery unit, said its chief Prof Rayhana Awwal Sumi.
Rafi was set on fire allegedly by some fellows in the morning of April 6 as she refused to withdraw a case filed against the madrasha principal for sexual harassment.
She was immediately taken to the DMCH for better treatment where she underwent a surgery under life support on Tuesday.
The operation conducted after discussion with the physicians from Singapore General Hospital as she was not fit enough to be flown to Singapore.
On Monday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed for sending Rafi to Singapore for better treatment.
Ten people, including the madrasa principal, have so far been arrested in connection with the arson attack.
On Tuesday, Feni police arrested a student of Sonagazi Fazil Madrasa, Shampa, over setting fire on Rafi. Police said the Alim student was arrested as the victim told her doctors that during the arson attack, she heard that someone was saying, "Shampa let's go".
UNB adds: On Monday, in a declaration, Rafi told her doctors that four students wearing burqas and hand socks set her on fire. She identified one of them as Shampa.
Meanwhile, a Feni court on Wednesday placed the principal on a seven-day remand and two other people on a five-day one over the incident. The two others are Abser Uddin, lecturer of English Department of the madrasa, and student Arif.
On Tuesday, a court in Feni granted a five-day remand for four people -- Nur Hossain, Kefayet Ullah, Md Alauddin and Shahidul Islam -- who were arrested in case filed over the incident.
Besides, Moazzem Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station, was withdrawn over the incident.
The case was filed accusing eight identified people, including madrasa principal Sirajuddoula, lecturer of English Absar Uddin, Feni municipality councillor Maksudul Alam Maksud, and four unidentified ones.
On Wednesday, the case was transferred to the Police Bureau of Investigation.