HC rule on N’ganj teacher humiliation

18 May,2016

RTNN News Desk: The High Court in a ruling has asked why no action should be taken against those involved in the public shaming of a school teacher in Narayanganj.

In a suo moto ruling on Wednesday, the bench of justices Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Md Iqbal Kabir ordered police to inform the court in three days about legal steps taken so far over the incident.

The ruling was issued after lawyers MK Rahman and Mohsin Rashid brought to the court's notice newspaper articles about humiliation the school teacher had been subjected to, Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Saju said.

The home secretary, Narayanganj deputy commissioner, superintendent of police, Bandar police OC and upazila nirbahi officer have been asked to respond within two weeks.

On Friday, the headmaster of a school was beaten up and forced to do squats holding his ears with both hands in presence of local lawmaker Salim Osman.

Narayanganj police chief Khandker Muhid Uddin said the incident was not a “criminal offence” as the MP claimed humiliating the teacher was the “only way to save him from the mob's wrath”.

A video of the incident spread online, triggering outrage across Bangladesh. Many empathised with the teacher by uploading pictures of themselves holding their ears.

A committee was formed to look into the incident. The school's management committee has sacked the teacher following his public humiliation.

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