May 18, 2016 - 5:00pm
The High Court today issued a rule upon the government to explain in two weeks as to why it should not be directed to take necessary legal actions against local lawmaker Selim Osman and others who humiliated a schoolteacher of Narayanganj.
The HC also directed Narayanganj superintendent of police to submit a report before it in three days on steps taken against the persons responsible for the humiliation.
The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir came up with the order and ruled in a suo moto (own) move following the reports published in different newspapers over the incident.
Home secretary, law secretary, deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Narayanganj, thana nirbahi officer concerned and officer in charge of Bandar Police Station have been respondents to the rule, Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Sazu told The Daily Star.
On Friday last, Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School in Bandar area, was beaten up by a mob and made to squat holding his earlobes in presence of local Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Selim Osman.
A video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media, triggering public outrage and a firestorm of protests on social networking sites.
Infuriated, Facebook users began uploaded photos in their profiles, showing they were holding their ears in a token of apology shown to the headmaster with a “sorry sir” statement.