Nusrat Jahan Rafi's death proves that the country's law and order situation has sharply deteriorated, BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed said yesterday.
“Had law enforcers discharged their duties properly, miscreants could not have killed Nusrat by setting her on fire,” Moudud said while talking to reporters after meeting with the victim's family member at Uttar Char Chandia village of Sonagazi.
Moudud, also a former law minister, said the government has kept police administration prepared only to repress and suppress opposition party men, instead of aiding people with legal support.
Many killing incidents like Nusrat's have taken place in the country, and it will go on unabatedly due to the lack of strong enforcement of law.
Claiming that Nusrat was killed in a pre-planned manner, Moudud said. “It is a cruel killing; we are at a loss of words to express condemnation to the brutal killing.”
When teachers are engaged in such offensive acts, it means social degradation has reached extreme levels, the BNP leader said, pointing finger at Siraj Ud Dowla, principal of the madrasa.
He also called upon law enforcement agencies to ensure a fair investigation into the murder case, and exemplary punishment for people involved in the incident.
Moudud said he along with a group of leaders visited Nusrat's family members as per directive of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The BNP delegation also visited Nusrat's grave and paid wreaths there, and later offered prayers seeking eternal peace of the departed soul.
They also expressed condolences for members of the bereaved family.