BCL men beat up three teachers in Manikganj
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men beat up three teachers of SK Government Girls' High School in the town yesterday.
The injured teachers are Motiar Rahman, Sukumar Roy, and Salma Akhter Shilu.
Police and school sources said around 15 BCL men, led by Manikganj district unit General Secretary Enamul Haque Rubel and Government Debendra College unit Vice President Shahinur Islam, swooped on assistant teacher Motiar Rahman as he refused to give them cellphone number of Headmistress Rebeka Jahan.
They also beat up assistant teacher Sukumar Roy and physical instructor Salma Akhter as they tried to save their fellow teacher Motiar. He received treatment at Manikganj Sadar Hospital.
The incident occurred when Swaraswati Puja was being celebrated on the school premises. Witnesses said BCL Debendra College unit leader Shahinur entered the school at around 1:30pm while district unit leader Rubel and other BCL men were waiting outside the school gate.
Shahinur came to Motiar and asked him to give cellphone number of the headmistress. As the teacher refused to give him the number, he came out of the school and informed Rubel of the matter. Rubel along with his party men entered the school, physically assaulted Motiar and his colleagues Sukumar and Salma and left the scene.
Immediately after the incident, Headmistress Rebeka Jahan informed Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rashida Ferdous, also the president of the school managing committee, of the incident. The DC asked the law enforcers to take necessary actions against the perpetrators.
Hearing the news, Awami League's district unit General Secretary advocate Abdus Salam visited the school. He urged the school authorities to take lawful action against those who beat up the teachers.
Refuting the allegation of assaulting the teachers, BCL leader Enamul Haque Rubel said Shahin and others locked in an altercation with the teachers as they refused to give them cellphone number of the headmistress.