Police submitted its chargesheet Monday against two leaders of the Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad, that led the movement against quotas in government jobs, in cases filed over the alleged rape of a Dhaka University student, and under the Digital Security Act.
Based on their investigation, the police have left out four of the accused in the victim's complaint, including the movement's tallest leader, Nurul Haque Nur, who went on to be elected as Vice president of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) and is now in the stages of a nascent political career.
Police found no proof of Nur's involvement in the alleged incident.
Detective Branch Inspector Md Wahiduzzaman, the Investigative Officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet with the chief metropolitan magistrate's court in Dhaka.
Police have charged Najmul Hasan Shohag, joint convener of the COSP, with rape; and Hasan Al Mamun, a former convener of COSP, under DSA.
Also exempted were a joint convener of COSP, Md Saiful Islam, vice-president of the organization Md Najmul Huda and DU student Abdullah-Hil-Baki.
On September 21, 2020, a female DU student filed a case with city’s Kotwali police station accusing VP Nur and five others of rape and abetting rape.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff had a good friendship with Mamun but at some point he started hinting his interest in an intimate relationship.
On January 3, 2020, Mamun had allegedly raped the plaintiff in his residence in Lalbagh after luring her with promises of marriage.
Later Najmul Hasan Shohag allegedly raped her on Februry 9 the same year, in a Chandpur-bound launch after promising to take her to meet Mamun, who went into hiding over the rape charges.