Three female students of Jagannath University (JnU) in Dhaka today became victims of mugging by miscreants near the Victoria Park in Old Dhaka.
The incident took place around 7:30am this morning when masked miscreants on motorcycles intercepted JnU management department students Sinthia Akhter, Alavi Nafisa and another student of the university on the spot and snatched their mobile phones holding sharp knives on their throats, reports our JnU correspondent quoting the victims.
“Nafisa and I were attacked by some miscreants beside the Victoria Park near the university campus in the morning. We did not recognise the muggers as they were in masks,” said Sinthia.
“The muggers snatched our cell phones and also of another female JnU student at that time,” she said.
“Nafisa and I met JnU Proctor Noor Muhammad and informed him about the incident. He has instructed us to file a general diary in this regard with Sutrapur Police Station,” Sinthia added.
The victims then wrote a general diary and produced it before the JnU Proctor’s Office. Then, on behalf of the victims, a staff of the Proctor’s Office took the general diary to Sutrapur Police Station to be filed.
However, the on-duty officer of the police station did not record the general diary.
Contacted, KM Ashraf Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sutrapur Police Station, said: “Police did not get any written complaint in this regard.”
“If the police get any complaint, we will investigate the incident,” he said.
“I have called the police to take steps in this matter,” JnU Proctor Noor Muhammad told The Daily Star
Earlier on March 28, a first-year female student of the university’s anthropology department and her friend, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), became victims of a similar incident, our JnU correspondent reports after talking to several students of the university.
“A man was also robbed near the Victoria Park when he was going to Sadarghat in Old Dhaka,” said JnU philosophy department student Shahidul Islam Bhuiyan, also a witness of the incident.
“The muggers snatched the man’s cell phone,” he said.
However, when asked why the mugging incidents are taking place near the Victoria Park again and again, OC Ashraf Uddin of Sutrapur Police Station did not make any comment.