Teen burned alive on the orders of headmaster'.

Rafi suffered burns to 80 per cent of her body during an attack by fellow students after accusing the headmaster of her school of rape
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was filmed by officers after she went to a police station to accuse the headmaster of her school of touching her inappropriately last month.
The video was then leaked online, sparking a backlash against Rafi and her family that ended with her being set alight by a gang of burqa-clad students at her school. She suffered 80 per cent burns to her body and died in hospital four days later, but not before recounting what had happened. Her death sparked public outcry and police have since arrested 17 people, one of who has told them the attack was ordered by the headmaster himself. The teacher 'told them to put pressure on Rafi to withdraw the case or kill her if she refused', senior police superintendent Mohammad Iqbal, who is leading the investigation said. Rafi had gone to the police in late March to report the sexual harassment, and a leaked video shows the local police station chief Moazzem Hossain registering her complaint but dismissing it as 'not a big deal'.When she begins crying he adds: 'Stop crying, nothing happened that you have to cry.' But officers did not arrest or question the man, and instead, the video found its way into local media. According to Rafi's confession, the attack began when the headmaster of her madrassa, or Islamic school, called her into his office. She claimed the man, named locally as Siraj-Ud-Daula, repeatedly touched her inappropriately and that she fled, before going to the police station the same day. For more than a week, Rafi avoided going back to the school while male pupils organised a rally for the teacher, but on April 6 she had to attend an Arabic exam. Fearing for her safety, she tried to take her brother along for protection but he was barred from entering the building. A short while later Rafi was lured to the roof on the pretext that one of her friends was being beaten up there. Instead, she was confronted by a group of four or five people wearing burqas who demanded that she drop her complaint against the headmaster. When she refused, the group held her down, poured kerosene over her and set her alight before fleeing. Iqbal said at least five of those under arrest, including three of Rafi's classmates, had tied her up with a scarf before setting her on fire.' The plan was to pass the incident off as a suicide. But it fell through after Rafi managed to come downstairs while on fire because the scarf burnt and freed her hands and feet,' he said. While being taken to hospital in an ambulance, Rafi used her brother's mobile phone to record a video about her attack in which she named some of the people she believed were responsible.' The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath,' she said. Doctors found she had suffered burns to 80 per cent of her body, and despite their efforts to treat her, she died four days later in hospital. News of the murder has sparked a fierce backlash among locals and drawn protesters on to the streets demanding justice. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met Nusrat's family in Dhaka and promised that 'none of the culprits will be spared from legal action.' Daula remains in police custody where he has been held since the alleged attack. Hossain was dismissed from his post and reassigned to another station. Rafi's father, Musa Manik, said: 'We are satisfied with the progress of the investigation, but a speedy trial is a must.' Rights groups say the number of rape and sexual assault cases has increased in Bangladesh because authorities have failed to prosecute attackers.' The horrifying murder of a brave woman who sought justice shows how badly the Bangladesh government has failed victims of sexual assault,' Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.' Nusrat Jahan Rafi's death highlights the need for the Bangladesh government to take survivors of sexual assault seriously and ensure that they can safely seek a legal remedy and be protected from retaliation,' she added.