Nusrat laid to rest in Sonagazi
Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi was laid to rest at her village in Sonagazi upazila of Feni this evening.
Nusrat, who lost her battle for life last night, five days after she was set ablaze at a madrasa in Feni, was buried at a graveyard in North Charchandia village around 6:20pm, a correspondent reports from the spot.
Earlier, her namaz-e-janaza was held at Mohammad Saber Pilot High School premises around 5:40pm.
Her body reached her village home from Dhaka around 4:30pm.
Earlier in the morning, Nusrat’s body was handed over to her family members after an autopsy at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Brig Gen Nasir Uddin, director of the hospital, told The Daily Star that they have kept samples for microbiology and DNA testing.
WHAT HAPPENED TO NUSRAT?
Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi lost her battle for life last night, five days after she was set ablaze in Feni -- an incident that touched off outrage all over the country.
A group of four unidentified persons poured kerosene on the 18-year-old girl and set her afire on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case against the principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa over sexual assault on her late last month.
The officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Model Police Station in Feni has been withdrawn for his alleged negligence in handling the case over setting the madrasa girl on fire.
Meanwhile, a Feni court has placed the madrasa principal Maulana Siraj Ud Doula, the main suspect in the case, on a seven-day remand over the incident.