Nusrat Jahan,WOMAN KILLED FOR REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE BY HER TEACHER

‘I will fight till my last breath’ Last words of woman killed for reporting rape

A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her.

Police said that one of the 17 people arrested in connection with the death of 19 year old Nusrat Jahan Rafi had accused the school’s principal of ordering the attack.

The teacher “told them to put pressure on Rafi to withdraw the case or kill her if she refused”,

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Nusrat Jahan,WOMAN KILLED FOR REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE BY HER TEACHER
Nusrat Jahan,WOMAN KILLED FOR REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE BY HER TEACHER

Senior police superintendent Mohammad Iqbal, who is leading the investigation, told AFP.

Rafi had gone to police in late March to report the sexual harassment, and a leaked video shows the local police station chief registering her complaint but dismissing it as “not a big deal”.

Iqbal said at least five of those under arrest, including three of Rafi’s classmates, had tied her up with a scarf before setting her on fire.

He says

The plan was to pass the incident off as a suicide. But it fell through after Rafi managed to come downstairs while on fire because the scarf burnt and freed her hands and feet.

Nusrat's family grieves
Nusrat’s family grieves

The death of the 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian nation, with the prime minister promising to prosecute all those involved.

Rafi was lured to the rooftop of the Islamic seminary she attended where her attackers asked her to withdraw the sexual harassment complaint she had filed with police. When she refused, she was doused in kerosene and set on fire.

Rafi suffered burns to 80 percent of her body and died in hospital on April 10. But she recorded a video before her death, repeating her allegations against the principal.

Thousands of people attending the funeral of Nustrat after beig killed for reporting sexual abuse
Thousands of people attending the funeral of Nustrat after being killed for reporting sexual abuse

“The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath,” she said. She also identified some of her attackers.

Source:BBC

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