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Badrunnessa College teacher Ruma remanded for two days

| Updated: October 21, 2021 18:22:20

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A court has granted police two days to interrogate Ruma Sarker, a teacher of Begum Badrunnessa Government Girls’ College, over spreading disinformation on social media and stirring communal tensions.

Police had brought Sarker to court to petition for a seven-day remand over a case filed under the Digital Security Act at Ramna Police Station.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Masud-Ur-Rahman granted a two-day remand on Thursday following the hearing, reports bdnews24.com.

Ruma Sarker, an assistant professor of the college, shared old video footage of the May 16 murder of Shahin Uddin, a businessman of Dhaka’s Pallabi, claiming it was a video of the recent killing of Noakhali’s Jatan Kumar Saha.

Jatan, a Durga Puja organiser, was beaten to death by religious fanatics last Friday amid a spate of attacks on Hindu homes, businesses and places of worship, leaders of the Hindu community said. Noakhali police said Jatan died of a “heart attack”.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) had detained Sarker at her home in Dhaka’s Bailey Road on Wednesday.

She was then taken to RAB headquarters for questioning. Afterwards RAB filed a case against her.

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