IU expels teacher over sexual harassment allegation

Our Correspondent | Published: 13:28, Aug 23,2017


The authorities of Islamic University in Kushtia on Tuesday night expelled one of its teachers from the university over the allegation of harassing a female student sexually.

The decision was made at the university’s 236th syndicate meeting with IU vice-chancellor professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair.

IU acting registrar SM Abdul Latif told New Age that the vice-chancellor issued the expulsion order against Md Asaduzzaman, an assistant professor of finance and banking department, over the allegation under the university act 4 (1).

On April 16, IU authorities suspended Asaduzzaman and formed a nine-member probe body, headed by public administration department professor Nashim Banu, also chief of the university’s sexual harassment prevention cell, to investigate the sexual harassment allegation.

Meanwhile, the university authorities also demoted M Ruhul Amin, an assistant professor of the same department, to lecturer over his involvement with bribery scam and collecting candidates for recruitment as teachers in different departments in exchange of money amounting to Tk 12 to 15 lakh, the acting registrar said.

Besides, he would not get salary increment for next three years while he has been barred to engage in any academic and administrative activities for next five years, he added.

On April 2, the university authorities formed a three-member probe body to look into the allegation and suspended him from academic and administrative activities.

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