Rape threat to teachers: Malda college set to expel TMC youth leader

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jun 06, 2015 11:38 IST

The managing committee of Malda’s Samsi College on Friday decided to expel Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) leader Tajamul Haque from the institution. Haque, the cultural affairs secretary of Samsi College, had allegedly threatened to rape and kill two lady teachers of the institution.

The managing committee summoned an urgent meeting on Friday to discuss Haque’s expulsion.

The meeting was attended by the secretary of the managing committee and the youth TMC president of Malda Amlan Bhaduri, acting principal Manoj Bhoj and the teaching and nonteaching staff of the college.

It may be recalled that on Wednesday, during the university examination at Samsi College, Haque and some other students had allegedly threatened to rape two lady teachers of the college when they were asked to leave the examination hall. Haque and the students were reportedly in an inebriated condition.

The incident created an uproar across the state and embarrassed the Trinamool leaders. The TMCP has also decided to expel Haque from its union.

TMCP district president of Malda Prasenjit Das said, “The decision to expel Haque has been taken on the orders of TMCP’s state president.”

Amlan Bhaduri said, “The student (Haque) had misbehaved with the college staff once before in a drunken state. At that time, he was given a warning. But he didn’t try to change or address the negative aspects of his character."

But we are not going to tolerate these kinds of activities in an educational institution. So, we unanimously decided to expel the second year student from Samsi College.”

Meanwhile, Haque is absconding after Chanchol police started a case against him under certain non-bailable sections of IPC.

His mobile phone was also switched off on Friday. SDPO (Chanchol) Rana Mukherjee said, “We have started a case under sections 506,504 and 353 of IPC against the student (Haque). On Thursday night, the police went to his house but didn’t find him there. We are looking for him.”

Sources said that Haque married two years ago and has a five-month-old son. His father, Lutfar Rahaman, a resident of Bhagabanpur village, is also very annoyed by what his son did.

Lutfar said, “I am a farmer. I wanted my son to complete his studies and get a job so I sent him to college. I am ashamed by what he did (threatening his teachers with rape).”

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