No report yet on BAU girl assault probeFoysal Ahmed . Mymensingh
The three-member committee investigating the proctor’s assaulting a female student at the Bangladesh Agricultural University on October 9, 2012 is yet to submit the report.
The minister for education, Nurul Islam Nahid, instructed the university administration to report to him on the measures the authorities would take against the accused in three days but the university authorities did not specify any date for the report submission.
MA Salam, who was then proctor, assaulted activists of left-leaning Samajtantrik Chhatra Front on the campus when they were protesting against an increase in admission fee.
The incident caused a stir after photographs were published and the video footage was aired by the media.
‘This is a very sensitive issue. Many were involved in the incident and hence the delay,’ the committee convener, Ali Akbar, of the animal nutrition department, told New Age.
‘We hope to submit the report after the university’s golden jubilee celebrations,’ he said.
The university reshuffled the earlier committee that was led by Abdus Salam Sarker, of the agronomy department, in 24 hours at the education minister’s instruction after the first convener of the committee Abdur Rahman on a private television channel claimed that no teacher had assaulted any student.
Left-leaning student organisations were holding protests at three times increase in the admission fee and the ruling Awami League’s student organisation Chhatra League attacked the protests. During the attack, Salam also assaulted the girl.
After the incidents, the authorities suspended the studentship of nine activists of Chhatra Front on charge of misbehaving with the teachers on October 14.
The suspended students later got back their studentship on a High Court ruling after they had filed a writ petition.
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