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SUST female student assaulted, two held

Sylhet CorrespondentSylhet-District-Map

Two people including a girl were held for assaulting a female student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) from campus on Friday afternoon.

Campus source said, Kausar Ahmed, 28, son of Nurul Amin of Habiganj district and also a former student of Cittagong University, assaulted a fourth year student of Anthropology department of the university in front of First Ladies Hall at around 12:30pm while Kausar’s younger sister was with him.

Seeing the incident, a senior Professor of Mathematics department Sajedul Karim came to the spot and asked Kausar not to assault. They were held by university guards as Kausar didn’t stop assaulting. Kausar and his sister also misbehaved with the teacher.

Later, they were handed over to Jalalabad Thana police at around 2:30pm. The agitated students, who gathered hearing the incident, tried to beat Kausar.

Acting Proctor Professor Rashed Talukder said, Kausar and his sister were handed over to police and the victim would submit complaint to Thana.

Officer-in-Charge of Jalalabad Police Station Akter Hossain said, they would take action getting complaint.

Durga Puja begins in Sylhet amidst festivity

The five-day long Sharadiya Durga Puga, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, began today in the Sylhet city as elsewhere in the district amidst traditional enthusiasm and due solemnity. The celebration began with Bodhan (the process of infusing life into idol) and would end with immersion of Goddess Durga on Bijoya Dashami. A large numbers of Hindu devotees were seen assembling at puja mandaps to offer Shasta.

A good number of Hindus from all walks of life visited the Dariypara and Komarpara which are considered to be the central attraction of venues of the Durga Puja in Sylhet. Organizers said a total of 2453 puja mandaps in ‍Sylhet Devision have been set up this year and 13 upazilas of the district. Sources said there are over 50 more puja podiums in city and district this year compared to last year. Police, district administration and leaders of the Hindu community are on frequent touch and exchanging views with each other so that Durga Puja can be celebrated in a peaceful manner like previous year.

Six to eight members of law enforcers drawn from police and Ansars have been deployed in each Puja Mandaps in the city and district. Both district and Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) have already opened separate control rooms at their respective headquarters to monitor the situation.Besides, SMP authority also formed a good number of striking forces, necessary platoons of APBN to face any sudden problems, SMP source said.


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