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Nusrat murder culprits won’t be spared: PM

She consoles the victim’s parents

Published : Tuesday, 16 April, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 763

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina consoling mother of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a female madrasa student from Feni, who has been burnt to death for protesting against sexual assault, at the PMO in the capital on Monday.	photo: pid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina consoling mother of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a female madrasa student from Feni, who has been burnt to death for protesting against sexual assault, at the PMO in the capital on Monday. photo: pid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday consoled the family members of Sonagazi madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was burnt to death for refusing to withdraw the sexual assault case against the madrasa principal, as they met her at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the capital.
During the meeting, the Prime minister reiterated that the culprits involved in the gruesome murder won't be spared. Nusrat's father AKM Musa, mother Shirina Aktar and two brothers called on the Prime Minister.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said 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.
He said the premier expressed her heartfelt condolences to the family members at the tragic death of Nusrat and also assured them of extending all kinds of cooperation, the press secretary added.
Nusrat's parents expressed profound gratitude to the Prime Minister for standing beside them after the incident. Nusrat's two brothers and Chairman of NRB Global Bank Nizam Chowdhury were present.
Nusrat, who was set on fire on April 6 by miscreants, succumbed to her injuries at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on the night of April 10.
Nusrat brought sexual assault charges against Siraj-Ud-Daula, principal of Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni's Sonagazi. Police arrested the principal following a case filed by Nusrat's mother Shirina Akhter on March 26.
Nusrat, an Alim examinee of the madrasa, tricked onto the roof of the madrasa where the perpetrators set her on fire on April 6 for refusing to withdraw the sexual assault case against Siraj-Ud-Daula. She got 85 percent of her body burnt.
The Prime Minister had given a directive to send her to Singapore for better treatment while she was receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.  
But it was not possible to send Nusrat to Singapore as her condition worsened and she lost her battle for life on the night of April 10 after fighting for five days.
After Nusrat's death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the law enforcement agencies to bring the perpetrators to book and take stern action against the killers.





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