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Nusrat murder: Madrasa student Sharif held

  • Published at 03:07 pm April 17th, 2019
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The photo shows the bandaged feet of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, who died there while undergoing treatment on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The number of arrested for the case now stands at 16

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has arrested one of the suspects in the Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, in Dhaka.

Abdur Rahim Prokash Sharif, 20—one of the accused in the Sonagazi female madrasa student murder case—was detained in the capital's Kamrangirchar area on Wednesday at noon.

Confirming the matter, Mymensingh PBI Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abu Bakar Siddiqui said: "Sharif is one of the suspects in the Nusrat murder case."

The number of arrested for the case now stands at 16.

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Nusrat, who was an Alim examinee, suffered 80% burns when she was set on fire—by four burqa-clad unknown assailants, who were allegedly followers of now-suspended madrasa Principal Sirajuddaula—on the roof of the institution at Sonagazi on April 6.

She was attacked for refusing to withdraw a case her family had filed, last month, against Sirajuddaula, for sexually harassing and assaulting her.

After she was set on fire, her family filed another case against eight people, including Sirajuddaula, on April 8.

The 18-year-old girl died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 10 after five days of treatment.