Teacher’s humiliation: Minister assures steps after probe
As probe into the humiliation of a Narayanganj school headmaster begins, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today assured that steps would be taken after recommendation by a probe body.
The committee, under Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, began its investigation into the incident yesterday, our Narayanganj correspondent reports.
Latest update is, after the public humiliation in front of a local lawmaker, the Narayanganj school headmaster has been suspended for allegations of demeaning religion.
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“Action will be taken as recommended by the probe committee,” Minister Nahid told reporters at a briefing at his office today.
Led by Yusuf Ali, director of Dhaka zone directorate of education, the probe body recorded statements of members of the school’s governing body, its teachers, students, union parishad chairman and eminent personalities last night.
Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar area, was beaten up by a mob and made to squat holding his earlobes in the presence of local Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Selim Osman last Friday.
The victim said the locals were provoked by false allegations that he had made disparaging statements about religion and that some teachers held a grudge against him for not meeting their unfair demands.
A video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media, triggering public outrage and a firestorm of protests on social networking sites.
Infuriated, Facebook users began uploading photos in their profiles, showing they were holding their ears in a token of apology shown to the headmaster with a “sorry sir” statement.