Chhatra Odhikar probes rape charges, suspends convener Hasan

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:24, Sep 23,2020 | Updated: 00:28, Sep 24,2020


Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakshan Parishad on Wednesday suspended its convenor Hasan Al Mamun over two rape cases filed by a female student of Dhaka University.

It formed a three-member probe committee to investigate allegations of rape, abduction and defamation on social media brought against some of its leaders, including Mamun, by the female student.

The Parishad joint convener Rashed Khan asked the committee comprising of Dhaka University unit president Bin Eyamin Mollah and central committee joint conveners Tarek Rahman and Rafiya Sultana to submit its report in 48 hours.

Since the Parishad convener Mamun is accused in two cases with the Lalbagh and Kotwali police stations, he has been relieved of duties for the sake of proper investigation, Rashed told New Age.

The student in her case filed with the Lalbagh police on Sunday accused Mamun of rape and five others, including immediate past vice-president of the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union, Nurul Haq Nur, of hiding Mamun’s ‘crimes’ and ‘threatening’ her.

Nur and six others were briefly detained by the police on Monday night from a protest rally against the ‘false case’.

In the second case filed with the Kotwali police station on Monday, she accused Nazmul Hasan Shohag, the second accused in the Lalbagh case, of raping her and Mamun, Nur and the rest three of collusion with Shohag, abduction and defaming her on social media.

Nur said that he was accused in the case for demeaning him.

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