CoU teacher accused of sexual harassment

Published : 21 Jan 2020 09:13 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 07:23 PM

Ali Rezwan Talukder, English Department head of Comilla University (CoU), was accused of sexually harassing a student of Evening Course and threatening several others who submitted a complaint against him. The teacher is also accused of erasing important proves from the phone of the victim and threatening the victim and her family members. 

The students filled the complaint against Ali Rezwan to the registrar of the university. The University administration constituted an inquiry committee to release the accused teacher from the university's evening courses on Monday. The complainant also filed a general diary with the police station for her own safety.

However, the accused teacher held a press conference on Sunday (January 19th), defaming the victim, calming her to be mentally unbalanced. He also claimed that the accusations were fabricated.   Meanwhile, the CoU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Emran Kabir Chowdhury gave responsibility to investigate the accusation to a committee, which will submit their report within the next three weeks. 

During the course of the investigation, the accused teacher will remain absolved from all activities of the evening course, the university registrar said.