Nusrat laid to rest in Feni

News Desk:
Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday, was laid to rest at her village in Sonagazi upazila of Feni on Thursday.

She was buried at a graveyard in Uttar Charchandia village around 6pm.

Her namaz-e-janaza was held at 5:50pm at Sonagazi Md Saber Government Pilot High School playground.

Earlier in the morning, body of Nusrat was handed over to her family members after an autopsy at DMCH.

Nusrat, 18, who was set on fire allegedly by followers of her institution’s principal, died at the burn unit of DMCH on Wednesday.

The female student was set on fire after she went to Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa on April 6 to sit for her alim examinations.

According to her family, four burqa-clad students called her to the institute’s roof and asked her to withdraw a case her family had filed last month against Principal Sirajuddaula for allegedly trying to rape her.

The unidentified students set her on fire after pouring kerosene on her when she refused.

Other students rescued her after hearing her cries and took her to Sonagazi Upazila Health complex with the help of police. From there, she was moved to Feni General Hospital, and later transferred to DMCH.