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BRU teacher arrested over Facebook post on Nasim’s death

  • Published at 12:13 pm June 14th, 2020
Sirajam Munira-Begum Rokeya University (BRU)
File photo of Sirajum Munira Dhaka Tribune

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, the arrestee reportedly posted a status on her profile on social media facebook allegedly demeaning and humiliating late Awami League presidium member and former health minister Mohammad Nasim

A female teacher of Begum Rokeya University (BRU) has been arrested over a Facebook post allegedly demeaning and humiliating late Awami League presidium member and former health minister Mohammad Nasim.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Rangpur Metropolitan Police Tajhat police station (OC Investigation) Rabiul Islam said Sirajam Munira, a lecturer at the Department of Bangla of Begum Rokeya University, was arrested at 2am Sunday in a case filed against her under the Digital Security Act.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, the arrestee reportedly posted a status on her profile on social media Facebook allegedly demeaning and humiliating late Awami League presidium member and former health minister Mohammad Nasim, a lawmaker from Sirajganj 1 constituency who died on Saturday from Covid-19 infection. 

Munira’s Facebook status quickly went viral and reportedly enraged both teachers and students on the campus.

Later, the university’s registrar Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal filed the case against her with the police station on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the university’s vice-chancellor could not be reached over the phone for a comment despite repeated attempts.

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