Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday (Apr 12) said the perpetrators who set fire on Feni madrasha student Nusrat Jahan Rafi to death would not be spared.
“Some of the perpetrators have already been arrested and more others would also be arrested soon,” she said while addressing an advisory council meeting of Bangladesh Awami League at her official residence Gonabhaban in the afternoon.
The premier said “I personally believe they would have to face exemplary punishment so that none can dare to commit such heinous crimes in future.”
She said she has no word to denounce the heinous act that a female student was killed in setting on fire by a madarasha principal.
Mentioning her government’s efforts to save the life of Nusrat, she said, “We have tried our best. We even held talks with the physicians of Singapore to take their opinions for sending her to that country for better treatment. But, we did not get any positive response from them.”
Nusrat lost her battle for life on Apr 10, five days after she was set ablaze at a madrasa in Feni on Apr 6.
The premier greeted the countrymen on the occasion of the Bangalee New Year to be celebrated across the country on Apr 14, local media reported.