Torture on anti-quota protester

DU hall unit BCL chief expelled

12 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka University has expelled a leader of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for allegedly torturing a female protester inside the hall early on Wednesday, reports UNB.

The expelled leader was identified as Iffat Jahan Esha, president of Sufia Kamal hall unit of BCL.

The punitive action was taken against the female BCL leader in the dead of night, said DU Proctor Golam Rabbani.

Witnesses said some BCL leaders and activists led by the hall unit president swooped on the general residents early on Wednesday, leaving Morsheda Akhter, a fourth year student of botany department, critically injured.

They beat Morsheda mercilessly for being involved in staging demonstration demanding quota reform, witnesses said.

On hearing her screams, the other students of the dormitory rushed in and confined the BCL leader. Later, they handed Esha over to the hall provost after a good beating.

The image of Morsheda went viral on different social networking sites which drew attention to other general students.