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Eden college BCL president, GS sued

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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Eden college BCL president, GS sued

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A case was filed against eight people, including Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Eden Mohila College unit president Tamanna Jesmin Riva and general secretary Razia Sultana on charges of extortion and attempted murder.

The six other accused are Nuzat Faria Ruksana, Mim Islam, Nur Jahan, Ritu Akhter, Onika Tabassum and Kamrun Nahar. College unit BCL vice-president Jannatul Ferdous filed the case with the Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate court on Wednesday.

Metropolitan Magistrate Syed Mustafa Reza Nur took into account the statement of the plaintiff and ordered the police to investigate the allegations and the chief of Lalbagh Police Station to submit a report by October 24, said Touhidul Islam, a court clerk.

According to the complaint, on September 24, Anika and a few others entered Jannatul’s dorm room carrying improvised weapons on Tamanna’s orders and began shouting obscenities while looking for her.

But as Jannatul was not there at the time, they vandalised the furniture in her room and took Tk 20,000 and a laptop, the plaintiff alleged. They also threatened to kill the others who were in the room.

When Jannatul was on her way to the room, the accused surrounded her in front of the Ayesha Hall before Tamanna allegedly struck her with a hockey stick.

The others, including Razia, wrapped Jannatul’s scarf around her neck and began pulling it from both ends. They eventually left when Jannatul fell to the ground, thinking she was dead. They also took her mobile phone and a gold necklace that she was wearing.

Informed of the incident, the women in charge of the hall rushed to Jannatul’s aid. She was subsequently taken to a hospital for treatment. Jannatul also claimed that the accused threatened to kill her if she did not leave the campus.

She also stated that she went to Lalbagh police station on Tuesday to lodge a case, but the officers asked her to go to court instead of taking her case.