Ex-DUCSU VP Nurul sued for ‘abduction and rape’

Former VP of DUCSU, Nurul Haque Nur
Former VP of DUCSU, Nurul Haque Nur

A case has been filed at the Kotwali police station of the capital city against former vice president of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU), Nurul Haque, accusing him of abduction, rape and assisting in rape.

He has been charged under the Digital Security Act.

The case was filed on Monday evening, against 6 persons including Nurul.

Officer-in-charge of the Kotwali police station, Mizanur Rahman, confirmed the matter to Prothom Alo.

Earlier on Sunday night a student filed a rape case with the Lalbagh police station against 6 persons including Nurul. The case was filed by the same girl at the Kotwali police station.

The prime accused in the case is convenor of the Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakhyan Parishad (council for the protection of students’ rights), Hasan Al Mamun. The student accused him of luring her with promises of marriage, raping her and then refusing to marry her. Nurul was accused of threatening the girl to spread false rumours about her if she continued with the issue.

Nurul was attacked several times, during the movement and at the DUCSU building before and after winning the DUCSU election. He recently announced the launching of a political party.

The others accused in the case are joint convenor of Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakhyan Parishad, Nazmul Hasan, joint convenor Md Saiful Islam, vice president Md Nazmul Huda and student Md Abdullah Hil Baqi.

The spot of the incident, according to the charges, was Sadarghat Hotel and Restaurant, in the jurisdiction of Kotwali police station. The time and date of the incident was said recorded as 7:40pm to 8:30pm, 9 February 2020.

Police picked up eight persons including Nurul from a procession at 8:30pm Monday night. Police said they released Nurul after 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Nurul comes to the limelight through the public service quota reforms movement. Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakhyan Parishad emerged from this movement. Nurul was attacked several times, during the movement and at the DUCSU building before and after winning the DUCSU election. He recently announced the launching of a political party.

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