Dhaka University (DU) severed all ties with a teacher under Pharmacy faculty, banning him from from all academic activities for allegedly bullying some students of his pharmaceutical technology department under Pharmacy faculty.
The action was taken against Professor Dr Abu Shara Shamsur Rouf during a meeting of the department, where most of the teachers gave opinion to relieve him from all kinds of academic activities.
According to students, nine students of the department have requested Prof Rouf to share their answer papers from two courses as they were not satisfied over the results of those courses. But Prof Rouf denied their requests and "threatened them" instead of showing those answer papers, they said.
The agitating students gave written complaint to the chairman of the department. But the department didn't take any step. After that the students lodged a written complaint to DU Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman on the issue - although not much can be expected there either.
Several attempts were made in the last 36 hours to contact Prof Rouf over the phone in case his recollections of any incident described here is vastly different. But not once did he answer.