Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student organisation of the ruling Awami League, on Wednesday expelled a leader and four activists of its Islamic University unit for torturing and humiliating a female student of the university.
The expelled BCL leader is IU BCL unit vice-president Shanjida Chowdhury Ontora and activists are Tabassum Islam, Israt Jahan Mim, Halima Khatun Urmi and Moyabia Jahan.
The organisation made the announcement in a press release signed by central BCL president Saddam Hussain and general secretary Sheikh Wali Asif Enan in the afternoon.
According to the press release, the central BCL made the decision to expel IU BCL unit vice-president Shanjida Chowdhury Ontora and four other activists for violating rules and regulations, breaching discipline and tarnishing the image of the student organisation.
The organisation’s central committee took the decision two days after sending a report by an investigation committee formed by the Islamic University unit of BCL to them through email.
BCL central president Saddam Hussain told New Age that they expelled IU BCL unit vice-president Ontora and four other activists for violating party’s rules and regulations.
On February 12 night, a first-year female student of the finance and banking department was reportedly tortured and intimidated by IU BCL unit vice-president Ontora and her associates, including Tabassum, Mim, Urmi, and Maobiya, at Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall on the university campus in Kushtia.
The Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall administration on Monday expelled the accused from the hall permanently for their involvement in the incident.