Nusrat’s autopsy completed, body handed over to family

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Dhaka, April 11: The autopsy of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), has been completed.The autopsy was completed under a three-member medical board led by the chief of the forensic department of DMCH on Thursday. The two other members were lecturers Pradeep Biswas and Babli.

Later the body of Nusrat was handed over to her family members.

“We kept samples for microbiology and DNA testing. We tried our best to save her. But we could not,” Brig Gen Nasir Uddin, director of the hospital.

Nusrat, 18, who was set on fire allegedly by followers of her institution’s principal, died at the burn unit of DMCH at 9:30pm on Wednesday.

The female student was set on fire after she went to Sonagazi Islamia Fazil (Degree) Madrasa on April 6 to sit for her alim examinations.

According to her family, four burqa-clad students called her to the institute’s roof and asked her to withdraw a case her family had filed last month against Principal Sirajuddaula for allegedly trying to rape her.

The unidentified students set her on fire after pouring kerosene on her when she refused.

Other students rescued her after hearing her cries and took her to Sonagazi Upazila Health complex with the help of police. From there, she was moved to Feni General Hospital, and later transferred to DMCH.