Sexual harassment in CU: National University suspends 2 students

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 7/26/2022 10:46:37 AM

National University has suspended two students of Hathazari Government College for sexually assaulting a female student of Chittagong University (CU).

Vice-Chancellor Prof Md Mashiur Rahman took the decision at an emergency syndicate meeting on Monday, Ataur Rahman, director of the university's public relations department said.

The suspended students are - Nur Hossain Shaon, and Md Abdul Mannan.

Ataur Rahman said Shaon and Mannan have been temporarily suspended. A show cause notice was issued against the accused as to why their studentship should not be permanently cancelled by the university.

The students have been asked to explain themselves in 10 days, he added.

On July 17, a female student was physically assaulted by five youths while she was going to the Botanical Garden from Pritilata Hall of the campus with her friend around 10pm.

The goons also captured the incident on video and threatened to make it viral. Later, they fled with the mobile phones and wallets of the two students.

A five-member body was formed to investigate the assault after the female student filed a written complaint to the proctor.

So far, five people have been arrested, and a seven day remand have been sought by police to interrogate them.
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