• Sunday, Oct 25, 2020
  • Last Update : 04:11 pm

Aritry’s class teacher arrested from Uttara

  • Published at 02:24 am December 6th, 2018
Viqarunnisa students' protests
Students from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College protest against the suicide of a fellow classmate in front of the entrance of the institution's main branch at Bailey Road in Dhaka, on December 5, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

Police are still looking for two others accused in a case filed over the ninth grader’s suicide

The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested one of the three teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, who are accused of provoking the school’s ninth grader Aritry Adhikary to commit suicide.

Hasna Hena, who was the morning shift class teacher of Aritry’s section, was picked up from the capital’s Uttara area around 11pm on Wednesday, DB’s Deputy Commissioner Khandokar Nurunnabi told the Dhaka Tribune.

He said DB West Division’s Assistant Commissioner Atik had led the team that arrested Hasna Hena.

The two others accused in the case started by Aritry’s father Dilip Adhikary are Acting Principal Nazneen Ferdous and morning shift in-charge Zinat Akhtar of the school, located in the city’s Bailey Road.

The case filed Tuesday at Paltan police station was transferred to DB for thorough investigation earlier in the evening, DB Joint Commissioner Md Mahabub Alam told reporters.

Around the same time, the governing body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College had terminated the employment of Nazneen, Hasna and Zinat following government orders after two days of widespread protests surrounding Aritry’s death.

Viqarunnisa students, with support from their parents, had launched the protest on Tuesday, a day after the 15-year-old girl’s body was found hanging from the ceiling in her room at her Shantinagar residence.

According to the case documents, Aritry killed herself after she along with her parents was summoned to the school and severely rebuked by the three accused on Monday, as she was reportedly caught with a mobile phone during an examination the day before.

On Wednesday, following the student’s demonstrations demanding justice for Aritry, the government cancelled the facilities the three teachers had been enjoying under its Monthly Pay Order scheme.

The Education Ministry had also asked police and the Rapid Action Battalion to take legal action against them after Dilip filed the case.

Two investigation committees were also formed on Tuesday by the government and the school authorities.

blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail