A Bangladesh court has sentenced 16 people to death for the murder of a student set on fire after accusing her teacher of sexual harassment.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, died in April in Feni, a small town outside the capital Dhaka.
The head teacher Nusrat had been accused of harassment and at least two classmates were among those convicted.
Speaking after the verdict was announced in the high court, the prosecutor, Hafez Ahmed, said: “The verdict proves that nobody will get away with murder in Bangladesh. We have the rule of law.”
Nusrat’s murder shocked the country and led to a series of protests demanding justice for Nusrat.
The trial has been one of the quickest in a country where such cases usually take years to conclude.