Sylhet BCL leader held over threatening intern doctor

Sylhet Correspondent
Published : 16:31, May 14, 2019 | Updated : 16:34, May 14, 2019

Sarwar Hossain ChowdhuryPolice in Sylhet have arrested a local leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the ruling party’s student front, on charges of threatening an intern at Sylhet Women's Medical College Hospital (SWMC) with rape and murder.
Sarwar Hossain Chowdhury was arrested on Tuesday (May 14) from the city’s Court Point area, Sylhet Kotowali police OC Selim Mia said.
He serves as a vice-president for the BCL’s Dakhshin Surma upazila Unit.
The arrest was made hours after SWMC Director filed a case on Monday accusing Sarwar and several other unnamed people.
The same day, at a press briefing, the interns of the medical college gave an ultimatum that the accused be arrested within 24 hours.
On May 11, SWMC Registrar Ishfaq Zaman filed a general diary (GD) with the police station regarding the matter.
The GD reads that Sarwar threatened to rape and murder intern female doctor Nazifa Anjum Nishat.
A video of the incident went viral on social media, triggering interns to protest at the hospital and elsewhere in Sylhet.