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Narail teacher’s humiliation

4 put on 3-day remand

Published : 03 Jul 2022 10:01 PM | Updated : 03 Jul 2022 10:01 PM

A Narail court on Sunday placed four accused in a case over the humiliation of a college teacher in the district on a three-day remand.

The accused are mobile phone mechanic Shaon, auto-rickshaw driver Rimon, madrasa teachers Monirul Islam and Rahmat Ullah Rony.

Narail Judicial Magistrate Court-2 Judge Amatul Morsheda passed the order after the investigating officer of the case sought a five-day remand to interrogate them.

On June 18, a Hindu student of Mirzapur United Degree College made a post on Facebook supporting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

There was day-long unrest in the college over the post and rumours that acting principal Swapan Kumar Biswas had sided with the student, following which police escorted him out of the campus. At one stage, a group of people forced him to wear a garland of shoes. A video of the incident also went viral on social media that sparked huge criticism.

Later, the accused, who made the Facebook post, was arrested and a case was filed against him under the Digital Security Act.

On June 26, two probe committees were formed led by Additional District Magistrate Jubayer Hossain Chowdhury and by Additional Superintendent of Police Md Riazul Islam.

On June 27, three more were arrested in another case filed at the Sadar Police Station police for setting teachers’ vehicles on fire and obstructing police duty.

Police also arrested Rahmat Ullah Roni, the prime accused in this case, from Khulna on June 29.