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JU expels 8 BCL men over sexual harassment

18 April,2015

RTNN News Desk: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have suspended eight activists of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League over sexually harassing a female student on the day of Pahela Baishakh.

Abu Bakar Siddique, JU registrar, said the university authorities suspended eight students doing politics of BCL on Friday.

However, the identities of the suspended BCL men could no be disclosed for the sake of investigation, he added.

Earlier, on Thursday, the JU unit Chhatra League expelled its five leaders and activists for their alleged involvement in the incident.

They were Nishat Imtiaz, executive member of the JU unit BCL and a 3rd year student of the Journalism and Media Studies Department, Nafis Iqbal, publicity secretary of the JU unit BCL and a 3rd year student of the Chemistry Department, Abdur Rahman Ifti, 2nd year student, Rakib, 2nd year student of the Geography and Environmental Sciences Department, and Nurul Kabir, 3rd year student of the History Department.

All are activists of the Shaheed Salam-Barkat Hall unit BCL and supporters of Rajib Ahmed, general secretary of the JU unit BCL.

Besides, the Teachers-Students Oikya Mancha formed a human chain demanding exemplary punishment to those involved in the incident on the campus on Saturday.

On Tuesday, a female student of JU was sexually harassed by some BCL activists while returning to her hall after celebrating the Bangla New Year in the evening.

The victim submitted a written complaint to the JU vice chancellor and proctor in this regard on Thursday.

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