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A Feni court has given death sentence to 16 people in a case filed over the murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was set on fire on April 6 on the rooftop of a madrasa she attended, allegedly by people loyal to the principal whom she had accused of sexually harassing her.
Feni Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mamunur Rashid delivered the judgement on Thursday (today) after seven months of the brutal killing incident.
The Tribunal also fined all of the accused Tk 1 lakh each.
According to media report, madrasa principal SM Siraj-Ud-Doula, who orchestrated the attack, is among those sentenced to death.
The 15 other condemned convicts are: former vice-president of the madrasa governing body and Sonagazi upazila Awami League president Ruhul Amin, former member of the governing body and acting general secretary of Sonagazi municipality unit AL Maksudul Alam, madrasa teachers Abdul Kader, and Afsar Uddin, madrasa students Saifur Rahman Mohammad Zubayer, Javed Hossain alias Shakhawat Hossain, Kamrunnahar Moni, Umme Sultana Poppy, Abdur Rahim Sharif, Iftekhar Uddin Rana, Imran Hossain Mamun, Mohiuddin Shakil, Mohammad Shamim, Nuruddin, and Shahadat Hossain Shamim. Maksudul is also a councillor of Sonagazi municipality.
All the convicts were present in the court.
Mentionable, the death incident of Nusrat triggered mass protest across the country against oppression of women and girls.
Nusrat was set on fire on April 6 on the roof of a madrasa she attended, allegedly by people loyal to principal Sirajuddoula whom she had accused of sexually harassing her.
She succumbed to her injuries four days later at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
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