Student torture at IU: BCL leader, 4 activists expelled from dormitory
A leader and four activists of Islamic University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student organisation of ruling Awami League, have been expelled from Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall on Monday as the hall authorities found their involvement in the assault on a fresher of the university. The decision was made at an emergency meeting of the hall administration with its provost Professor M Shamsul Islam in the chair in the afternoon. Those expelled from the hall are IU BCL unit vice-president Shanjida Chowdhury Ontora of Statistics Department, her cohorts-Tabassum and Maobiya of Finance and Banking Department, Halima Khatun Urmi of Fine Arts Department and Ishrat Jahan Mim of Law Department. Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall provost Professor Shamsul Islam told UNB that they expelled Shanjida and four others as the probe body formed by the hall administration found their involvement in torturing Fulpari Khatun, a student of Finance and Banking Department of the university. Fulpori, a first year student of Finance and Banking department, was tortured and humiliated by Islamic University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League vice-president Shanjida Chowdhury Ontora and her cohorts at Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall on the campus in Kushtia on February 12.The incident came to light after the victim left the hall and disclosed the matter to her seniors and her family members the next day. Also read: Student tortured at IU: Probe committee submits report The BCL leader also threatened that she would release the video on social media if the student disclosed the matter to anyone, according to the complainant.The student lodged a written complaint with the university administration, including the university proctor, student adviser and the hall provost, demanding punishment of those involved in the incident on February 14. Two probe bodies were formed by the Islamic University authorities and the Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall administration after the victim’s complaints to them. The probe bodies submitted their probe reports to the university administration on Sunday.A writ petition was also filed by Gazi Mohammad Mohsin, an alumnus of the university and a lawyer, with the High Court.The Kushtia district administration, meanwhile, formed a three-member inquiry committee, led by additional district magistrate ANM Abujar Gifari, and asked it to submit the inquiry report within seven days following a High Court order on February 20. Accused BCL leader Ontora and activist Tabassum left the hall following the High Court order.
Injury marks found on ex-BCL leader Biplab’s body, says physician who conducted autopsy
Former general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s (BCL) Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit Duranta Biplab might have been murdered as some injury marks were found on his body, said a physician after conducting autopsy on Sunday. “Injury marks were found on the back of the head and chest of Biplab,” said Dr Mofiz Uddin Pradhan Nipun, a physician at Narayanganj General Hospital where the autopsy was done. It is suspected that he died after being hit on the back of the head with a heavy object, said the physician. “It can be confirmed after receiving the final report of the post-mortem. But initially, it can be said that Biplab was murdered,” he added. Biplab was also a member of the Agriculture and Cooperative Sub-Committee of the Central Awami League. Read: Missing ex-BCL leader’s body recovered from Buriganga Biplab, 51, went missing while going to Mohammadpur from Keraniganj to meet his mother on November 7. The body of was fished out from the Buriganga river in Jajira area of South Keraniganj on Saturday afternoon, said Shahab Uddin Kabir, Additional Superintendent of Police of Keraniganj circle. Biplab’s family members came to Narayanganj early Sunday and identified body from a photo. A general diary (GD) was filed at Keraniganj police station in this regard, said deceased’s brother Durjoy.
BCL leader arrested in Savar for ‘cattle lifting’
A female leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was arrested for her alleged involvement in cattle lifting in Dhamrai of Savar early Wednesday. She was identified as Babli Akter, student affairs secretary of Dhaka-North BCL. She is a 3rd year student of the Department of Social Work of Savar Government College. Read more: Harassment of IU student: fellows demand punishment of BCL activist Police arrested Babli after conducting a drive in Nayabari area during the early hours, said Atiqur Rahman, inspector (Investigation) of Dhamrai police station. Recently, several cattle lifting incidents have taken place at Sinthi village in Kulla union under Dhamrai and cases were filed at the police station, said Inspector Atiqur. Read more: BCL 'swoops on' Chhatra Odhikar's Abrar Fahad remembrance rally at DU After interrogating two accused, police found the involvement of Babli in these crimes. Babli used to keep the cattle in her custody and sold them later, he added. Meanwhile, Dhaka-North BCL President Saidul Islam said, “If the complaint is proved, organisational action will be taken against her.”
BCL's Thakurgaon functionary suspended over Bangabandhu remarks
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has suspended one of its leaders from Thakurgaon for allegedly making defamatory remarks on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the National Mourning Day programme. The suspended leader has been identified as Arif Khan Joy, general secretary of BCL’s Samir Uddin Memorial College unit, according to a press release issued by the Thakurgaon BCL unit on Monday. The district BCL unit has also asked Joy to submit a written explanation on the allegation brought against him within three days. Also read: Police baton-charge BCL men in Barguna: Probe body finds 13 police at fault It has warned of making recommendations to the BCL central committee president and general secretary for his expulsion in case the response is not satisfactory. Also read: Eden College: BCL president threatens to drive out some students On August 15, a 15-second video of Joy went viral on social media where he made the purported derogatory comments on Bangabandhu. After the video was brought to the district BCL unit’s attention, it decided to suspend him.
RU BCL leader ‘beats’ student and ‘snatches’ money
Rajshahi University Motihar Hall general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League Vashkar Saha allegedly beat a student and snatched around Tk 20,ooo from him. Economics department 4th-year student and a residential student of Matihar Hall Shamsul Islam alleged this in a written statement to the student adviser of the university. According to the statement, Vashkar on 15 August summoned Shamsul and demanded extortion money as he earns his livelihood doing some mobile servicing works in the hall. When he was unable to pay the extortion, the BCL leader asked him to go to his room on Friday afternoon and snatched around 20 thousand taka. Later, he was beaten with a rod and cricket stumps when he told them that he will complain about this to the university authority and the journalists. He was also threatened that he will be victimized as Abrar of BUET if he complains to anyone about this. Accused leader Vashkar Saha said to UNB, “No such incident happened with Shamsul what he alleged. I have just talked to Shamsul about servicing two of my juniors' mobile phones.” Read: Another DU student 'assaulted by BCL leader' Tareq Nur, student adviser of the university said, “We have been informed about this matter. Legal action will be taken after the investigation.” Faisal Ahmed Runu, general secretary of BCL of Rajshahi University said, “If the accused is found guilty then our organization will take action against him.” The victim was not found on the phone call.
BCL leader hacked to death in Cox's Bazar
A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was allegedly stabbed to death by miscreants in Sadar Upazila of Cox's Bazar in the early hours of Thursday. The deceased was identified as Emon Hasan Mowla, joint general secretary of ward No.4 unit BCL and son of businessman Mohammad Hasan of North Tekpara. Family members of the deceased said Emon went for a ride on his father's motorcycle at Siko Borof Kol point of the Bakkhali River in Peshkar neighborhood on Thursday morning. At one stage, a group of assailants, including Abdullah Khan, Syed Akbar, Ramzan, Iman, Sunny and Farhad waylaid Emon and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him seriously injured. Read: BCL leader stabbed dead in Cox’s Bazar He was immediately rushed to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital where the doctors referred him to Chittagong Medical Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries around 3am while undergoing treatment there. Police recovered the body after being informed, said Sheikh Munir-ul-Ghiyas, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police Station. "Efforts are on to nab the culprits," added the OC.
Another DU student 'assaulted by BCL leader'
Another student of Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall has been allegedly assaulted by a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader. Utshab Roy, a student of Pali and Buddhist studies for the 2017-18 academic session, was reportedly beaten up by Satyajit Debnath, the former BCL science and technology secretary of Jagannath Hall, Wednesday. Utshab submitted a written complaint, accusing 25 students involved in the attack, to the hall provost and the proctor. The incident took place in room 7012 of the Santosh Chandra Bhattacharya Building. Utshab was taken to Dhaka University Medical Centre for primary treatment after the attack. "After having my lunch, I went to my room. Then one of my seniors knocked on the door and told me to come outside. And then they started beating me," Utshab said. "Satyajit hit me on the head. He kicked me out of the hall and told me that if I return, he would kill me. I have not been able to enter the hall yet and I am worried about my life." However, Satyajit denied the allegations against him, while admitting that Utshab did come under attack. READ: DU student allegedly thrashed by Jagannath Hall Chhatra League leader "I did not do this. The students of the hall beat him up and threw him out of the hall as there were allegations of committing crimes and taking drugs against him," he said. Despite several attempts, Jagannath Hall Provost Dr Mihir Lal Saha could not be reached for comments over the phone till the filing of this report. DU Proctor AKM Golam Rabbani told UNB, "I have received a written complaint from the victim and informed hall administration about it. Hall administration will take measures in this connection."
BCL leader’s body recovered from Brahmaputra River
Police recovered the body of a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader from Brahmaputra river in Kochandhara area of Jamalpur Sadar upazila on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Zahid Faisal Fahim, 25, BCL vice-president of Nandina wing and resident of Kanil village of the upazila. According to police, Fahim went on a boat trip to Narundi Kochandhara area of Brahmaputra with three friends on Thursday afternoon. On their way back the boat capsized. Though others managed to swim ashore, Fahim drowned. On information, Jamalpur Fire Service divers started a rescue operation on Thursday evening. Till Friday night they were not able to recover his body. Read: Engineer killed in Dinajpur road crash On Saturday morning, locals spotted his body floating in the river and informed the police. Officer-in-charge (OC) of Jamalpur Sadar Police, Kazi Shah Newaz, said Fahim's body was recovered from Brahmaputra river on Saturday morning and an unnatural death case was registered. The family had no complaints, so the body was handed over to them without an autopsy, he said.
BCL leader held for assaulting policeman in Rajshahi
Police arrested a local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in a case over assaulting a police member in Puthia upazia of Rajshahi on Monday.The arrestee was Naeem Hasan, general secretary of ward -2 Baneshwar union BCL and ex-vice president of Baneshwar Government College's BCL unit.The injured policeman, Atiqur Rahman, works in Rajshahi district police. Read: Haji Salim's bail application rejectedSuhrawardy Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Puthia police station, said an easy-bike hit a human hauler carrying Naeem's father Monday afternoon while he was taking mangoes to Baneshwar College ground, leaving him injured.Naeem came to the spot and saw a team of district police patrolling there. Suddenly, Naeem got furious and started beating policeman Atiqur mercilessly.He was later rescued and admitted to Rajshahi District Police Lines Hospital. Read: 6 sentenced to death for double murder in N’ganjLater, a sub-inspector (SI) filed a case against Naeem and his father over the attack on an on-duty police officer.Legal action will be taken against him, said the OC.
Uploading images on FB showing arms: BCL leader held in Rajshahi
–A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League, who’s images holding firearms went viral on social networking site Facebook, was held from Rajshahi on Monday, said Rab. The arrestee is Abu Bakar Siddique alias Ratul, son of Mostafa Kamal of Sujanagar upazila in Pabna district. He is the vice-president of Manikhat union unit of BCL. Tipped off, a team of Rab detained Ratul from Boalia area in Rajshahi city in the morning, said Commanding officer of Rab-5, Lieutenant Colonel Reaz Shahrier at a press briefing at Rab-5 headquarters here. Also read: BCL leader expelled on allegation of abducting, torturing youth in Satkhira The images of Ratul holding firearms in his hand that went viral on Facebook drew a huge flack and since then he remained absconding. According to his statement, Rab members also seized one pistol, one magazine and three bullets from Sagarpara area of the city. Ratul confessed that uploaded the photos on FB to inform people that he keeps arms with him and establish himself as a criminal. Also read: BCL leader, 5 others held for cheating in teachers’ recruitment test