Bangladesh Girl Burnt Alive: 16 Sentenced

Publish On: 24 Oct, 2019 12:44 PM | Updated   |   Prateek  

Bangladesh: 16 people were sentenced to death on October 24 over the murder of a 19-year-old student. The student was burned alive after she accused a teacher of sexual harassment.

The girl was Nusrat Jahan Rafi after she refused to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against the headteacher of the school she attended she was set on fire with kerosene.

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Prosecutor Hafez Ahmed after passing the verdict said

  • “The verdict proves that nobody will get away with murder in Bangladesh. We have the rule of law.” 


The girl was taken to the rooftop of the school and some people forced her to withdraw her complaint against the head-teacher of the school which she put up after getting sexually assaulted by him. She refused to take down the complaint so these people tied her up and set her on fire. She suffered burns on 80% of her body and later died in the hospital 5 days later.

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Rafi's Father said

  • "The whole country had seen what happened to my daughter. She was an innocent girl and was brutally murdered for her strong stance against wrongdoing."

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed a legal action in the case because the case sparked protests across Bangladesh.

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This decision of sentencing 16 people to death is a great example of how the actions should be taken on such people. There are many scenarios when such people go unnoticed by using either money power or by pressurizing the victim.

This needs to stop right here right now. We support each and everyone who has faced any kind of assault. Drop your comments and we will be there for you. We are here for you.