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Nusrat's family still reeling from her death

  • Published at 08:42 pm April 12th, 2019
Nusrat's brother Raihan swoons after her body reaches their family home in Feni on October 11, 2019 | Focus Bangla

Nusrat was the only sister to her three brothers

Five days after Nusrat was set ablaze at a madrasa in Feni, she died of extensive burn injuries on Wednesday, leaving behind a traumatized family.

She was laid to rest beside her grandmother’s grave on Thursday evening. Overwhelming protests demanding justice following her death has stirred the whole nation, still, her parents and siblings are inconsolable.

Their father AKM Musa Manik stood grim faced in front of his daughter’s grave. Her mother Shirin Akter is shifting between appearing normal and suddenly breaking out in tears and fainting.

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was the only sister of her three brothers - Raihan, Noman and Arman - who are traumatized by their sister’s violent death.

Tenth-grader Raihan is the youngest of the siblings; he has been severely affected by her death.

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Raihan was by Nusrat’s side the entire time she was at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where she breathed her last. His health has steadily deteriorated and he is having a difficult time coping with his beloved sister’s passing.

He is currently receiving treatment at home. Doctors remain concerned about his well-being.

He went to the mosque to pray Nusrat during her namaz-e-janaza. After the janaza, he wanted to go to the graveyard with the rest of the family. Raihan’s cousins were constantly trying to calm him, fearing that he might faint during the burial.

Nusrat's uncle Azharul Islam said: “Raihan is not acting normal. He is not eating or drinking anything. We have consulted doctors about his state.”

Nusrat's funeral saw a massive turnout; thousands came to grieve her untimely death. Students, teachers and members of children and human rights organizations attended from all across the country.