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12:00 AM, June 26, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:52 AM, June 26, 2019

Sexual Harassment: RU student accuses teacher

A female student of Rajshahi University filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a teacher of the university.

The accused, Bishnu Kumar Adhikary, is an assistant professor of Institute of Education and Research (IER).

In her written complaint filed with the director of the institute, the student claimed that the accused teacher had been sexually harassing her for around five months.

The complaint also claimed that the teacher often made phone calls to the victim at midnight and insisted her to talk for a long time.

The statement also mentioned that the teacher often called her to his office room and kept her sitting there for hours without any reason.

Contacted, Bishnu Kumar denied the allegation and said he was a victim of conspiracy.

But he refused to disclose any detail about the conspirator(s).

Talking to The Daily Star, IER Director Prof Abul Hasan Chowdhury said he had received the compliant and would investigate the matter.

FIVE GET JAIL TERMS FOR RAPE

A Feni court yesterday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment and three others to 14 years in jail for raping a schoolgirl in 2013.

Abu Bakar Siddique was given life sentence and a fine of Tk 5 lakh while each of Jahangir Alam, Mesbah Uddin Palash, Bayezid Faysal and Riad Hossain were jailed for 14 years with a fine of Tk 1 lakh.

The district Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal’s Judge Mamunur Rashid delivered the verdict.

The five abducted a class seven student from her house in Sonagazi upazila and took her to Bandarban where they raped the girl.

Meanwhile in Jashore, police arrested a youth in a case filed over raping a physically challenged girl in Abhaynagar upazila yesterday.

Alamin Moral, 25, is a neighbour of the victim.

The girl’s mother lodged a case with Abhaynagar Police Station following the incident, said Moazzem Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police station.

According to the case statement, the girl was roaming around nearby their house around 5:00pm when Alamin forcibly took the girl to a nearby bush and raped her.

Hearing screams, the girl’s mother rushed to the spot and rescued her daughter, the statement added.

In Narayanganj, police yesterday arrested a youth for raping a third grader in Siddhirganj upazila.

The arrestee, Al-Amin, 20, is a resident of the same area, said Jashim Uddin, inspector (investigation) of Siddhirganj Police Station.

Our Rajshahi University, Benapole, Feni and Naryanaganj correspondents contributed to this report.

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