Saturday, 10 June, 2023

BCL leader held for ‘harassing girl’

BCL leader held for ‘harassing girl’

FARIDPUR: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Monday night arrested Faridpur’s Saltha upazila unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for “attacking” family members of a girl who had earlier protested him harassing her, reports UNB.

The arrestee is Roy Mohan Kumar Roy, 28.

KM Sheikh Akhter, commander of Rab-8, confirmed the news of arrest this morning.

The RAB officer said that Mohan was arrested from a bus terminal in Bhanga upazila of the district and handed over to Saltha Police Station later.

Sheikh Md Sadik, officer-in-charge of Saltha Police Station, said the local BCL leader had been making advances to the girl, a student of a government college in the district, over the last four years, and she had been rejecting him.

Following the rejection, Mohan and his associates allegedly attacked family members of the girl on March 10, he said, adding that the victim threatened that she would “commit suicide” unless she gets justice within the next 24 hours after the incident.

The girl’s family filed a case accusing Mohan and others in this connection later, he said.

On March 13, the victim’s family held a press conference at the upazila, demanding immediate arrest of the local BCL leader and justice for her.

Meanwhile, the district unit of BCL has formed a six-member committee to investigate the allegations of attacks and harassment.