CUET student arrested for ‘hurting religious sentiment’ on Facebook


21st March, 2021 07:20:01 printer

CUET student arrested for ‘hurting religious sentiment’ on Facebook

A student of Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) was arrested on Sunday for allegedly hurting religious sentiment on Facebook.

Sourov Chowdhury, 24, is a final-year student of civil engineering.

Raozan police arrested him from Chattogram city’s Uttar Nalapara. His smartphone was also seized.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Md Anwar Hossain said the CUET student had been sued under Digital Security Act on Saturday night for indecent remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Police sources said a screenshot of the comment posted in a Facebook group of CUET students went viral on March 19. Students demanded his expulsion and pressed the authorities to take legal actions against him.

CUET Student’s Welfare Director Professor Dr Rezaul Karim said there could be a disciplinary committee meeting on Monday on the issue.

Previously, in October last year, CUET expelled a student for derogatory comments on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).