Feni madrasa student in critical condition


Dhaka, April 07: The condition of the female madrasa student from Feni, who suffered 80 percent burns, is critical, doctors said Sunday.A seven-member medical board, formed by the Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the morning, has examined the girl.

The victim had accused Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa Principal Sirajuddoula of sexually harassing her. The principal was arrested on March 17 and subsequently suspended.

She was set afire on Saturday morning when she went to the madrasa to attend Alim exams. The madrasa has been shut down until April 17, after the incident grabbed the headlines and sparked outrage across Bangladesh. Only Alim examinations will be held.

The madrasa management committee has decided to provide Tk 2,00,000 for the victim’s treatment.

Moazzem Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Model Police Station, said they have cordoned off the institution.

“We’ve detained a teacher and student of the madrasa for interrogation,” he said. “But no case has been filed yet over Saturday’s incident.”