Torture of IU student: 2 probe bodies find allegations true
Two separate probe committees have found involvement of six students including Chhatra League leader Sanjida Chowdhury Antora in torturing and assaulting female student Phulpori at Islamic University, Kushtia.
The five other students are Tabassum Islam, Lima, Urmee, Muabia and Meem.
The probe committee formed by the deputy commissioner of Kushtia also found serious negligence on the part of authorities of the university and the hall in preventing the incident of torture and assault and in taking subsequent action against the persons involved in the incident.
The provost and house tutor have not taken any step to prevent the incident and the proctor of the university has not taken any action even after receiving complaint from the victim, the probe committee said in the report.
The other probe committee was formed by the university.
Deputy Attorney General Tushar Kanti Roy placed the probe reports before the HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil during hearing of a writ petition today.
The bench fixed tomorrow (Wednesday) for passing order on the petition.
The HC asked DAG to place the rules and regulations regarding Islamic University to it tomorrow.
Writ petitioner Gazi Md Mohsin told The Daily Star that the probe committee formed by the IU authorities found the incident of torture on Phulpori true but did not say anything about the negligence of the proctor, provost and house tutor over the incident.
The probe committee formed by the DC found callousness on part of the IU proctor and negligence of provost an house tutor of the hall concerned in ensuring security of the victim, said Gazi Md Mohsin, who also went through the probe reports in the courtroom.
The two separate probe reports were handed over to the attorney general's office on Monday for placing those to the High Court.
Following the writ petition, the HC bench on February 16 directed the DC of Kushtia to constitute a three member-committee to probe the incident and submit the probe report to this court in seven days after the formation through the attorney general's office.