2 suspects remanded over Nusrat’s murder

2 suspects remanded over Nusrat’s murder

A Feni court today placed two persons, arrested over setting Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi on fire, on a five-day remand.

The two are Zubayer Ahmed, an Alim student and Umme Sultana Puthi, an Alim examinee and niece of main suspect principal.

Feni Senior Judicial Magistrate Sharafuddin passed the order after police produced them with a week’s remand prayer, our local correspondent reports.

They were arrested from their residence Tuesday night.

Madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi lost her battle for life last night, five days after she was set afire at a madrasa in Feni -- an incident that touched off outrage all over the country.

On Saturday, a group of four unidentified persons poured kerosene on the 18-year-old girl and set her afire on April 6 allegedly for refusing to withdraw a case against the principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa over sexual assault on her late last month.

A total of nine persons including the key suspect have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.