BCL activists throw RPI principal into pond

RU Correspondent | Published: 23:42, Nov 02,2019


A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists threw Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute principal Farid Uddin Ahammed into a pond of the institute on Saturday, allegedly for rejecting the ‘illegal demand’ of the BCL activists.

Engineer Farid Uddin Ahammed told New Age on Saturday evening that a group of BCL activists went to his room in the morning with the demand of allowing two of their activists to sit for the examinations.

‘As their class attendance percentage was not sufficient, I asked them to meet the department chair in this connection. But, they left the room after they had verbally assaulted me,’ he added.

‘Some BCL activists, led by Kamal Hossain Sourav, seventh semester student of the computer science department, blocked my way while I was heading towards my office after finishing the zuhr prayers. They first asked me to go to the bank of the pond. As I refused to follow their command, they threw me into the pond,’ he added.

Meanwhile, a video footage shows that a group of eight students was throwing the principal into a pond.

Contacted, RPI unit BCL president Mehedi Hasan Rigen told New Age that they were not sure about whether BCL activists were involved in the incident or not.

‘We would take organisational steps if any BCL activist was involved in the incident’, he added.

Golam Mostofa, officer-in-charge of Chandrima Police Station told New Age that principal Farid Uddin Ahammed lodged a complaint against 50 unnamed persons, adding that they recorded the complaint as a case.

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