A 19-year-old student, was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school, less than two weeks earlier she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her head teacher.
On 27 March, she said the headteacher called her into his office and repeatedly touched her in an inappropriate manner. Before things could go any further she ran out.
On 6 April, 11 days after the alleged sexual assault, Nusrat went to her school to sit her final exams.
“I tried to take my sister to school and tried to enter the premises, but I was stopped and wasn’t allowed to enter,” said Nusrat’s brother, Mahmudul Hasan Noman.
“If I hadn’t been stopped, something like this wouldn’t have happened to my sister,” he said.
According to a statement given by Nusrat, a fellow female student took her to the roof of the school, saying one of her friends was being beaten up. When Nusrat reached the rooftop four or five people, wearing burqas, surrounded her and allegedly pressured her to withdraw the case against the headteacher. When she refused, they set her on fire.