Missing DU student found in Tangail jail for exam fraud

  |  Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 |  10:55 am

Three days after he was reported missing Dhaka University stduent Hamid Sikder Himel was on Monday found imprisoned in Tangail jail, a magistrate said.

He was held on Friday while giving a proxy exam on behalf of a candidate in the recruitment tests for deputy food inspector post of Directorate General of Food, said Md Ataur Rahman Rabby, executive magistrate of district commissioner’s office on Monday, UNB reports.

On Friday Himel, a masters student at DU chemistry department, was given a one-month jail term by a mobile court, he said.

During the hearing he was asked several times about his parent’s address and phone number but he didn’t provide any, said the magistrate.

On early Friday, Himel told his roommates in Shahidullah Hall of DU that he was going home in Sakhipur upazila in Tangail. His personal phone number remained unreachable since then and his family members started worrying about his safety.

On Saturday his cousin Mahfuz Talukder , another DU student filed a general diary at the Shahbagh police station reporting Himel as missing.

Himel is a student of masters at Chemistry department in Dhaka University.