16 Sentenced to Death by Bangladeshi Court over Murder of Student

19-Year-Old Girl Set on Fire after Filing Sexual Harassment Complaint


Sixteen people have been sentenced to death by a court in Bangladesh in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi.

The girl was reportedly set on fire after refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against her school principal, Siraj Ud Doula. Rafi was a student at the Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa.

It is reported that the girl filed the complaint leading to the arrest of the teacher, who then ordered the murder.

Banaj Kumar Muzumdar, a police spokesperson, said the accused contracted several people to kill the girl and frame her death to look like a suicide.

The girl suffered severe burns but managed to escape and was taken to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries five days later.

Twelve of the accused confessed to taking part in the killing. Doula, however, denied involvement in the crime, with his lawyer promising to appeal the ruling.

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