Probe body formed
Throwing principal into pond: BCL men among 50 sued
Published : Sunday, 3 November, 2019 at 9:38 AM Count : 204
A case has been filed against 50 people over throwing the principal of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute in a pond on the campus by a group of BCL men.
Principal Farid Uddin Ahmed filed the case with Chandrima Police Station around 9pm on Saturday, officer-in-charge Sheikh Mohammad Golam Mostafa confirmed.
The accused include joint general secretary of the institute unit of BCL Kamal Hossain Sourav, Murad, Shanta, Bony, Hasibul Hossain Shanta, Salman Tony, Habibul and Maruf.
A total of 25 people have, so far, been detained at night following the case filed.
A group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists threw their principal into the pond on the campus on Saturday afternoon as he refused to allow two students to fill up forms for examination for inadequate class attendance.
The incident was captured in a surveillance camera.
UNB adds: It was seen in the video footage that at least 10 people were taking the principal towards the pond. Some of them were holding his hands while some others were pushing him from behind.
They threw the principal into the pond within seconds and fled the scene.
Later, other students, officials and employees of the institute rescued him.
Meanwhile, Rajshahi city unit BCL condemned the incident.
In a press release, Rocky Kumar Ghosh and Mahmud Hasan Rajib, president and general secretary of the unit, said a six-member committee was formed to look into the incident and the committee was asked to submit its report within three working days.