Procession, class boycott as culprits at large
Students of Bindubasini Government Girls' High School boycotted classes and brought out a procession in the town yesterday in protest against Tuesday's brutal attack on their headmaster.
Demanding immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the criminals, they demonstrated in front of the office of the deputy commissioner and submitted a memorandum to him.
They demanded security of the teachers and students and said they would not return to classes until arrest of the attackers.
Teachers under the banner of Sommilito Shikkhak Sangram Parishad (SSSP) held a protest meeting at Bindubasini Government Girls' High School auditorium yesterday afternoon.
At the meeting presided over by organisation convener Mohammad Abdul Karim, convener of SSSP and also headmaster of Bindubasini Government Boys' High School in the town, the teachers urged the deputy commissioner and the superintendent of police of Tangail and the officer in charge of Tangail Model Police Station to arrest the attackers immediately and bring them to justice. They also told the administration that the teachers in the district will take to street again on September 9 if the culprits are not arrested by September 8.
DC M Bazlul Karim Chowdhury assured the agitating teachers and students that as the attackers were already identified, they will be arrested soon and tough action will be taken against them.
The three-member committee led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education) Shoyeb Ahmed, formed to probe the incident, was ordered to submit the report within seven days, he said.
Mohammad Afsar Ali, 50, headmaster of Bindubasini Government Girls' High School, received serious injuries as criminals allegedly belonging to Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) bludgeoned him at his school office on Tuesday evening when he refused to admit three students to the school as per demand of the attackers.
Moriam Begum, mother of the victim, on Wednesday filed a case with Tangail Model Police Station, accusing Tangail district BCL vice president Mostafizur Rahman Sohel, and 6/7 others in this regard.