Assistant professor fired for sexually harassing Dinajpur HSTU student

An assistant professor of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) in Dinajpur was permanently expelled today for sexually harassing a female student of his department in 2017, our Dinajpur correspondent reports.  

Ramzan Ali was an assistant professor of the bio-chemistry and molecular biology department of the university.

The Regent Board, the highest decision-making forum of HSTU, took the decision at its 48th board meeting, in presence of its majority members.

Several members of the board confirmed the decision to The Daily Star.

A section of teachers of HSTU and Dinajpur chapter of Bangladesh Mohila Parishad had long been demanding Ramzan’s expulsion.

Earlier, the university authority suspended Ramzan on July 30, 2018 after a probe body found the sexual harassment allegation against him to be true.

Officials said a student had brought the allegations against Ramzan in September 2017.

Contacted, Ramzan Ali said he knew nothing about the decision.

Source: The Daily Star


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