:: Peoples Time Online ::
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the perpetrators setting 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 Awami League at her official residence Gonabhaban here this 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 without any cause 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 April 10, five days after she was set ablaze at a madrasa in Feni on April 6.
In this context, the premier said the BNP has introduced the culture of arson attack in the name of foiling national polls and overthrowing the elected Awami League government in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
The 20-party political alliance led by BNP and Jamaat killed people in carrying out arson attacks on buses, trucks, cars and trains following the footsteps of the Pakistani occupation forces who killed people setting fire on houses during the Liberation War in 1971.