Photos: 19-year-old student burnt to death two weeks after she filed sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster.


Nusrat Jahan Rafi was splashed with kerosene and set ablaze at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she has filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster.

19-year-old Nusrat was from Feni, a community 100 miles (160km) south of Dhaka and was learning at a madrassa,  (Islamic school)

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On 27 March, she said the headmaster called her into his office and more than once touched her in a wrong way. Before things could go any further she ran out.

As indicated by the BBC, Nusrat went to the police with the assistance of her family on the day the supposed maltreatment occurred. At the nearby police headquarters, she gave a statement. She should have been provided with a safe environment to review her horrible encounters. Rather she was taped by the officer in control on his telephone as she described the experience.

In the video, Nusrat is obviously upset and attempts to conceal her face with her hands. The policeman is heard calling the complaint “no big deal” and confronting her directly. The video was later leaked to local media.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was from a community, originated from a preservationists family, and went to a religious school. For a young lady in her position, announcing inappropriate behavior can accompany results. Victims often face judgment from their communities, harassment, in person and online, and in some cases violent attacks. Nusrat went on to experience all of these.

On 27 March, after she went to the police, they arrested the headmaster. Things at that point deteriorated for Nusrat. A group of people gathered in the streets demanding his release. The challenge had been masterminded by two male understudy and nearby government officials were purportedly in participation. Individuals started to fault Nusrat. Her family says they started to worry about her safety.


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