Sexual harassment: Probe report against Holy Family teacher Feb 6...

Sexual harassment: Probe report against Holy Family teacher Feb 6

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:39 PM, 18 January 2022   Updated: 03:08 PM, 18 January 2022

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A Dhaka court today has fixed February 6 for the submission of a probe report against Dr. Salauddin Chowdhury, an assistant professor at Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital in the capital, on the allegations of sexual harassment to a female student of the institution. 

The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohona Alamgir fixed the date on Tuesday.

The day was set for the submission of the probe report of the case. However, the investigating officer of the case could not submit the report. Therefore, the court fixed February 6 for submission of the probe report.

Earlier, on January 3, Dr. Salauddin’s lawyer appealed for bail on behalf of the accused. The state, on the other hand, opposed bail. After hearing both sides, the court rejected his bail petition.

Earlier on December 30, the investigating officer of the case requested to remand him for five days in the interest of proper investigation of the case.

At that time, Dr. Salauddin’s lawyer appealed for cancellation of remand and bail. After hearing both the parties, the court rejected his remand petition and ordered to send him to jail. 

Earlier, the female student filed a case against the assistant professor, Dr. Salauddin Chowdhury, with Ramna Police Station, accusing him of sexual harassment. Later, RAB arrested him on December 29 in connection with the case.

According to the case, Dr. Salauddin Chowdhury, an assistant professor at Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital, made various obscene offers to the victim student on Facebook Messenger on September 9 last year, threatening to keep her in the same academic year for many years without passing the test.  

Dr. Salauddin then called the student in the college in various ways and asked her to delete the messages from her phone and asked to meet him separately. Earlier, he took Tk 20,000 in two installments for private tuition in the college but did not any classes. 

He repeatedly asked the victim to come to his house for study, but the student refused. Angered by this, the accused were threatening the female student in various ways. 

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