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Forced haircut: Rabindra University student in critical condition after suicide attempt

  • Published at 06:39 am September 29th, 2021
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Eleven students of the university started hunger strike on Wednesday morning

Health condition of the Rabindra University student who attempted to commit suicide due to humiliation by a teacher has not improved, doctors say.

Nazmul Hasan Tuhin was admitted to Enayetpur Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College Hospital on Monday in critical condition after he consumed 35 sleeping pills at his room of Shah Mukhdum Hall.

He was among the 14 students who were given a haircut forcefully by Farhana Yasmin Baten, head of the Department of History, Culture and Bangladesh Studies.

According to sources, Farhana Yasmin had earlier warned the students about long hair. On Sunday, she cut off the hair of the 14 students with scissors during the final exams as they did not comply.

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Rajib Adhikari and Jannatul Ferdous Moon, teachers of the same department and assistant proctors, were present at the time but they did not intervene.

On Monday, before the commencement of another examination, the aggrieved students boycotted the exam and gathered at the gate of the temporary campus of the university, located at Shahjadpur Women's Degree College.

At the time, the teachers forced everyone to go to the examination hall by threatening to fail them.

Later, Farhana Yasmin called Nazmul Hasan on Monday afternoon and insulted him for posting a status on social media about the haircut incident. She also threatened to expel him from the university, triggering him to attempt suicide.

On Tuesday night, Farhana Yasmin stepped down from her posts -- head of department, assistant proctor and syndicate member -- following a discussion with the members of the Teachers' Council and heads of departments around 8pm.

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However, the same night she participated in a TV talk show and claimed that no such incident had taken place on that day and that the allegations were a part of conspiracy against her, confirmed Laila Ferdous Himel. head of Department of Bangla.

Following Farhana’s denial, 11 students of the department started hunger strike on Wednesday morning, demanding her expulsion.

The Teachers' Council members are set to sit again at 3pm on Wednesday to discuss the matter.

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