Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bangladesh: 16 face death penalty for burning 18 year old girl to death for reporting sexual harassment'

(Sonagazi Model Thana) On March the 27th this year , 18 year old Nusrat Jahan reported Sonagazi Islamia Fazil the headmaster of her Islamic school for trying to rape her. Unlike a lot of girls in Islamic countries, who keep stum due to the shame such events bring. Nusrat ran out of the school and legged it to the local  police station in which to report the dirty 'B' . She was interviewed by the Police, who arrested the guilty person and nicked him.

Unfortunately for Nusrat, the policeman who interviewed her, had secretly filmed her giving her statement and for reasons known only to himself, he uploaded that video clip onto social media. 

As this is Bangladesh, that video offended a lot of sexually repressed males and protests were held denouncing Nusrat and supporting the kiddy fiddler. Meanwhile in prison Sonagazi Islamia Fazil met with a few of his supporters and gave instructions that everything had to be done in which to make the girl and her family recant. She didn't.

On the 6th April, 11 days after the alleged sexual assault, Nusrat went to her school to sit her final exams. there she was led onto the roof of the school by a group of girls who supported the disgraced headmaster, where 5 girls dressed in burkas tied her up and poured paraffin over her in which to make it look like a suicide attempt. The thing is in trying to make it look like a suicide they didn't burn her face and the poor girl survived long enough to make a death bed confession.

In court 16 people face the death penalty for their part in hounding and murdering this poor girl.