Torture at DU dorm

A DU student was physically and mentally tortured by fellow students for not attending a guestroom meeting.

Authorities at Dhaka University’s Bijoy Ekattor have expelled three students for six months for torturing a fresher at the dormitory’s guestroom.

The three students are Kamruzzaman Raju of the Sociology Department, Hriday Ahmed Kajal of the History Department.

And Md Yamin Islam of the Social Welfare faculty.

They are students of the 2019-20 academic session.

Earlier, a three-member inquiry committee was formed by the authorities.

The committee is being led by Prof Shah Miran.

Professor Salam said the investigation committee submitted its report on January 31 following which the administration issued.

The six-month expulsion order against the three students who were found involved in the incident.

The expelled students are reportedly the followers of the DU Chhatra League leaders Abu Yunus and Saddam Hussein.

On January 26, Akhtarul Islam, a student of the 2020-21 session of the Mass Communication.

And Journalism Department of Bijoy Ekattor hall, was physically and mentally tortured for not attending.

The guestroom meeting by some students of the 2019-20 session.

After the incident, Akhtar lodged a written complaint to the provost of the hall.

Dhaka University (DU) has decided to resume in-person classes for first-year honours students from February 22.

The classes will resume following the previous schedule, the university said in a statement on Friday.

Besides, all pre-scheduled exams will be held in-person.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman said: The in-person classes will be held following all Covid-19 safety protocols.

Similarly, pre-scheduled exams will be held too.

The university will take a call on the resumption of in-person classes for other students after taking stock of the Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh, he added.

Earlier, on February 6, the university extended its online classes till February 21 amid a surge in Covid-19 cases following a government notification.

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