Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for burning teen alive

Nusrat Jahan had reported the principal of a religious school for attempted rape, but was then burnt alive for not withdrawing the complaint.

Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for burning teen alive
Bangladesh sentences 16 to death for burning teen alive
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A court in Bangladesh sentenced 16 people to death on Thursday for the murder of 18-year-old Nusrat Jahan who was set on fire after refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against the head teacher of the seminary she attended.

The killers poured kerosene over Jahan and set her on fire on the roof of her madrasa in April in the southeastern district of Feni.


"We are happy about the judgment," Hafez Ahmed, a public prosecutor, told reporters after the court verdict.

Jahan's murder sparked public outrage and mass protests calling for her killers to be brought to justice.

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