RU expels BCL man for life
Rajshahi University's (RU) disciplinary board yesterday expelled an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for assaulting and sexually abusing female students on the campus.
Kawsar Ahmed, the BCL activist and 4th year student of marketing department was also sent to jail custody by a Rajshahi court at noon as a Bengali department girl lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday night.
“He (Kawsar) has been permanently expelled from the university. He will not be allowed to study in any department of the university”, said RU proctor Prof Chowdhury Muhammad Zakaria.
Prof Zakaria, also member secretary of RU disciplinary board said the board took the decision in an emergency meeting held at the vice chancellor's office with VC Prof Abdus Sobhan in the chair.
Kawsar abused a Bengali department female student first in front of the Senate Bhaban on July 22 last year for rejecting his proposal.
Caught red-handed, Kawsar gave an undertaking to the RU authorities that he would never engage in any such activity.
But only three months later on December 9 last year, two other girls of the university brought allegations of sexual abuse against him, said board sources.
The RU authorities at that time also virtually did nothing but warned Kawsar.
Again on April 1 evening, Kawsar assaulted the aforesaid Bengali department student in front of Tapashi Rabeya Hall while she was returning to her dormitory by a rickshaw. He also beat up her friends as they tried to save her.
Police arrested Kawsar on Saturday following a case filed by the Bengali department student.