The entire world stand shocked as an 18 year-old-girl was burnt alive on the roof of her school in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by a mob who allegedly acted under the head teacher’s orders after she complained of sexual harassment against him.
Going by the several media reports, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was from Feni, 100 miles south of the capital Dhaka, was tricked into going onto a rooftop at her madrassa, or school, on April 6, where at least four people doused her in kerosene and set her alight.
She was attacked for refusing to back down from an earlier allegation of an attempted sexual assault against her headmaster.
The teenager died five days ago at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, with burns covering 75 percent of her body. But she was bravely able to tell her elder brother what happened before dying, allowing him to let her claims come to light.
As many as 13 people, including two girls, are believed to have been part of the group which allegedly set on fire the teenager. Eight of them have been arrested so far in connection with her death, including one teacher.
The brutal case shocked Bangladesh to its core. Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister, expressed deep sorrow over her death and personally ordered law enforcement agencies to find the perpetrators and take punitive action.