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11:43 AM, January 23, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:13 PM, January 23, 2020

DU students protest torture on fellows

Students of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Dhaka University are protesting the torture of four students on campus by Chhatra League activists.

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Around 50 students joined M Mukim Chowdhury, one of the victims and a student of the department, as he began a sit-in in front of Raju Memorial Sculpture since yesterday, demanding justice.

They were seen holding banners and chanting slogans, our staff photographer reports around 11:15am from the spot.

They also brought out a procession on campus.

Talking to reporters, Mukim said there was still no action from the authorities.

“I want justice and expulsion of those who tortured me,” he said.

What Happened Yesterday?

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of DU’s Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall tortured Mukim Chowdhury and three other students for nearly three hours before handing them to police early Tuesday.

The three others are Sanwar Hossain of political science department, Minhaz Uddin of Islamic History, and Afsar Uddin of Arabic.

The BCL men labelled them as Shibir activists and handed them to Shahbagh police around 3:30am in the presence a team of officials from the DU proctor’s office.

Shahbagh police released the four hours later but did not say whether they found their involvement with Shibir.

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