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DU Prof Naadir Junaid sent on three months' forced leave

DU CORRESPONDENT | February 13, 2024 00:00:00

Naadir Junaid, a senior professor of the Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dhaka University (DU), has been sent on three months' compulsory leave on charge of sexually harassing a female student.

The university authorities informed this in a letter to the chairman of the department, Prof Abul Mansur Ahmed, on Monday.

It was also mentioned in the letter that in the next Syndicate meeting other steps will be taken including formation of a committee to investigate the allegations against Professor Naadir Junaid.

Students of the mass communication and journalism department locked Prof Naadir's room.

Earlier, on Saturday, a female student of the department submitted a written complaint to the proctor accusing Naadir Junaid of sexually harassing her.

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