Expulsion of part-time RU teacher demanded
Students of Music and Drama Department of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday placed a memorandum to the vice chancellor demanding expulsion of a part-time teacher for his alleged sexual harassment to female students of the department.
A few months ago, a part-time teacher of the department sexually harassed a second year student of the same department and the victim left the campus following the incident, the students alleged.
During the last few days, the teacher has been giving proposal for illicit relationship to another female student of the same year, they said.
Demanding punishment of the teacher, the father of first victim yesterday placed a written application to university Vice Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan and departmental Chairman Prof Moloy Kumar Bhowmik.
The second victim student also placed a written application to the same authorities seeking her security on the campus and demanding punishment of the alleged offender.
In the application, she alleged that the teacher threatened to ruin her academic result as she refused his frequent proposals for unsocial relationship recently.
Earlier, around two hundred students of the department staged demonstration in front of the department demanding immediate expulsion and punishment of the teacher.
Declaring the teacher 'unwanted' at the department, they threatened to launch tougher movement including class boycott and strike on the campus if the alleged teacher is not punished as soon as possible.
As the agitating students placed written applications and a copy of the memorandum to the departmental chairman to press for their demand, he assured them that he will take steps after meeting with the department teachers and authorities.
At the meeting with Vice Chancellor Prof Abdus Sobhan at around 2:00pm, the students said that they would go for tougher agitation on the campus if he did not take immediate steps in this regard.
The vice chancellor assured the students of taking necessary step.
The part-time teacher concerned could not be contacted for his comment as he was not in the campus and his mobile phone was found shut.