Tuesday, July 16

Sexual assault: Cops thrash protesters



Police today used brute force to drive away demonstrators trying to besiege Dhaka police headquarters over the sexual assault at Dhaka University on April 14.

At least 12 people, including Bangladesh Chhatra Union chief Hassan Tarek, were injured as cops charged batons, rifle butts, water cannon and teargas canisters.

Over a hundred students hit the streets this morning from Dhaka University campus under banner Palta Aghat and marched towards DMP office.

They were chanting slogans in favour for their six-point demand including immediate arrest and punishment of the culprits responsible.

Unrest followed after cops stopped them near DMP office and the demonstrators sat down on the street, on Captain Monsur Road, demanding to see the police commissioner.