JU teacher sacked for harassing a female student
Published: 04:01 PM, 17 February 2021
Sanwar Siraj, an assistant professor of Government and Politics department of Jahangirnagar University (JU), has been sacked for sexually harassing a female student of the same department.
The dismissal decision of Sanwar Siraj has been taken at a syndicate meeting of the university chaired by JU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Farzana Islam on Tuesday.
JU acting registrar Rahima Kaneez, also syndicate secretary, confirmed the information on Wednesday.
On September 19, 2019, a 43rd batch student of the Government and Politics department filed a written complaint to the department chairman bringing allegations of sexual harassment against Sanowar Siraj.
Later 0n September 25, chairman of the department Prof Nasrin Sultana sent the written complaint to the ‘Sexual harassment Prevention Cell’ of the university following a suicide attempt of the victim.
The cell then recommended the university authorities to remove the accused teacher from all types of academic and administrative activates of the university.
Later, on 29 September, 2019, the university authorities remove Sanowar Siraj from all types of academic and administrative activities following the allegations.