Dhaka University authorities on Wednesday suspended Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit Bangladesh Chhatra League president Iffat Jahan Esha for assaulting a student for joining the ongoing movement for reformation of quota in government jobs.
Students took to the streets at the university early Wednesday after news spread that ruling Awami League-backed BCL leaders and activists assaulted students in different dormitories for joining the movement.
Iffat Jahan Esha and her fellows allegedly assaulted botany fourth year student Morsheda Akter, which triggered violent protests about 12:30am on Wednesday.
Students from different halls rushed to the hall and demanded immediate expulsion of Esha.
As the protest continued, the university proctor, Golam Rabbani, rushed to the hall and said Esha had been expelled from the university.
‘The victim, Morsheda, was sent to her relatives after her treatment,’ he said.
By 3:00am, students from most of the male dormitories gathered in front of the hall and chanted slogan against the BCL leader.
Amid the protest, the female students again humiliated Esha in front of the female students inside the dormitory and a video clip that went viral showed that a few students were putting a ‘garland of shoes’ on her and she was crying in front of two assistant proctors.
The hall provost, Sabita Rezwana Chowdhury, said Esha left dormitory but was ‘not sure where she was right now’.
‘Esha said she was sorry for what she did,’ said the proctor.
New Age could not reach Esha as her phone was found off.
None of the BCL central leaders could be reached for comments after several attempts until the evening.
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