Precis (Summary) Writing – 16

Precis (Summary) Writing – 16

Creative Writing – 61

The following write up has 381 words. Write its precis in not more than 135 words.

Passage sourced from BBC

On 27 March, the 19-year-old accused the headmaster of the madrassa she attended of calling her into his office and repeatedly touching her in an inappropriate manner. She ran out before things could go any further. She and her family went to the police on the same day and she gave a statement. At the police station, she was filmed by the officer in charge as she described the ordeal.

In the video she is visibly distressed and tries to hide her face with her hands. The policeman is heard calling the complaint “no big deal” and telling her to move her hands from her face. He has now been charged with illegally recording her statement and sharing it online. The madrassa’s headmaster was arrested after Ms Rafi filed her complaint, triggering street protests locally demanding his release.

According to Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) chief Banaj Kumar Majumder, Mr Doula was visited in jail by associates whom he instructed to intimidate Nusrat’s family to withdraw the complaint. When this failed, the principal is alleged to have ordered her to be killed if necessary. At a news conference on Tuesday, the PBI chief described careful planning – including the purchase of kerosene, burkas and gloves. The accused are alleged to have divided roles among themselves on 6 April, the day of the murder.

Some guarded the gates of the madrassa to make sure only students entered, while others kept watch in front of the specific building where Nusrat was to be attacked, Mr Majumder said. According to a statement given by Nusrat, she was lured to the roof of that building by a fellow female student. She was allegedly told that one of her friends was being beaten up. There, Mr Majumder said, she was pressured to withdraw the case and asked to sign a blank piece of paper. When she refused she was gagged and bound before being doused with kerosene and burned, he said.

In the ambulance, fearing she might not survive, she recorded a statement on her brother’s mobile phone and identified some of her attackers as students at the madrassa. “The teacher touched me, I will fight this crime till my last breath,” she can be heard saying in the video.


On March 27, 19-year-old Nurat was molested by her madrassa teacher Mr. Doula, who was later arrested by the police. While in jail, he tried hard to pressure the victim’s family to retract the complaint. The police inspector added to Nusrat’s ordeal by filming her tearful submission, and showing utter insensitivity by posting the video online. Nusrat was lured by a girl to go to an adjoining building in the madrassa where Daulat’s henchmen had Nusrat tied and set on fire by pouring kerosene on her.  The victim recorded the name of the perpetrators on her brother’s phone while in ambulance. The PBI Chief Mr. Majumdar  narrated his findings before the press, and has suspended the police inspector too for his filming the distressed Nusarat in the police station. [129 words]

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