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DU VC: University will take necessary action to support our ‘daughter’

  • Published at 06:24 pm January 6th, 2020
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File photo of Vice chancellor of DU, Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman UNB

The VC added that her case has been given the utmost priority as the university already filed a lawsuit with Shahbagh police station

Dhaka University (DU) Vice Chancellor Prof Akhtaruzzaman has said the rape survivor is the university's daughter and the institution will take necessary steps to support her.

The VC made the statement when a DU proctorial team led by Prof Rabbani, Social Science faculty dean Sadeka Halim, other DU teacher of the girl’s department, Chhatra League, and Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) leaders went to meet her at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday night.

VC Prof Akhtaruzzaman said: "I will not address her as a rape victim as she is our daughter. I went to meet her and the family as per the responsibility of a guardian."

He added that her case has been given the utmost priority as the university already filed a lawsuit with Shahbagh police station.

"The university is really saddened about the incident and we are ready to take necessary action to support our daughter and her family," the VC added.

DU proctor Prof AKM Golam Rabbani said on behalf of DU, the senior security officer of the university Kamrul Hasan has filed the case, which will be merged with the main lawsuit filed by the girl's father with Cantonment police station.