Sifatul Islam Sifat, a student of the philosophy department of Dhaka University, went on an indefinite hunger strike from Monday morning in protest against rapping a student and demanding punishment to the accused.
Sifat started the hunger strike at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture in the morning. Later, some other students joined it.
A second-year student of Dhaka University was allegedly raped and tortured in the capital’s Kurmitola area on Sunday night.
Her fellow students and several DU employees brought her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital around midnight and got her admitted there.