Two BCL leaders expelled over sexual harassment in Sirajganj

Our Correspondent | Published: 13:49, Aug 04,2017


Two local leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami League, were expelled from the organisation over an incident of sexual harassment at Kazipur upazila in Sirajganj on Thursday night.

The expelled leaders were Sohel Rana Shanto, 26, vice-president of Sirajganj district unit Chhatra League, and Ashraful Islam Don, 32, its president of Natuarpara union unit.

Zakirul Islam Limon, BCL president of the district unit, said the duo was expelled on charge of breaching disciplinary code of the organisation.

The harassed victim, a resident of Bogra, filed a case against 10 people citing six names with Kazipur police station on Thursday morning.

Police arrested six people including the expelled BCL leaders on Thursday evening and they were produced before a court that sent them to jail at night, our correspondent reported.

Sub-inspector Piyarul Islam, also the investigation officer of the case, said the victim went for a stroll with a friend at his relative’s house at Natuarpara Char on Wednesday afternoon.

They were roaming around by a boat and reached Kalitapur Char of village Rehaishurib around 8:00pm.

The accused caught the couple and asked them if they were married.

When they came to know they were not married, the accused demanded Tk 15,000 from them.

At one stage, the couple paid Tk 3,000 through bKash.

The accused tried to violate the victim on the boat as they failed to pay the rest of the amount.

Hearing scream of the victim, locals rushed to the spot while the accused managed to flee the scene by a boat, the police official added.

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