With the entire nation demanding justice for Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an Alim examinee who lost her life on Wednesday night, five days after being set ablaze by her alleged rapist Siraj Ud Doula and three accomplices at the Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa in Feni, Feni local Mohammad Saifuddin has echoed the people's sentiments.
The Bangladesh all-rounder also reiterated the need solidarity in such times while demanding punishment for the culprits.
“Feni is a peaceful place. It saddens me a lot when such incidents take place. It is not always possible for the government alone to prevent such things. So, I will say that if we, the people of Feni, press our protests from our respective places, such horrific incidents shall never take place in future. I demand exemplary punishment for whoever the offender is. We should bring him under the law and give him an exemplary punishment,” Saifuddin told the media yesterday.
Back on the lighter side of cricket, Saifuddin, one of the stronger contenders among the seaming all-rounders for Bangladesh's World Cup squad, has however been suffering from tennis elbow.
According to the 23-year-old though, he is not facing any problems with the existing injury and playing matches has actually helped him prepare for a possible call-up.
“We all know that pace-bowlers are injury-prone. And we have to play keeping that in mind as no one can say he is hundred percent fit. I am used to it but if I am not fit enough to play I will tell the team management. I don't want to miss the Dhaka Premier League matches and as a professional player, my work is to play game whatever match it is,” he said.