Miscreants damage part of Madhusudan Dey’s sculpture


DHAKA, Dec 3, 2020 (BSS) – Miscreants early today damaged a part of the bust of Shaheed Madhusudan Dey (Modhu) — founder of Dhaka University’s Modhur Canteen — located in front of the Institute of Business Administration building.

The damage to the sculpture comes at a time when various Islamist groups are being increasingly vocal against sculptures.

Meanwhile, the university authorities repaired the broken part of the sculpture, Dhaka University proctor AKM Golam Rabbani told BSS.

When asked, Dhaka University Proctor AKM Golam Robbani said that it is not clear whether the incident was intentional or unintentional. The people concerned have been asked to investigate the matter, he added.

Golam Rabbani sought cooperation of all to help the university authorities by providing information in this regard.

However, as of now, neither the university authority nor the law enforcement agencies could find out who are behind such a heinous incident.

The sculpture was first inaugurated by the then VC of the University, Emajuddin Ahmed, in 1995.

After the reconstruction of the sculpture in its present location, it was inaugurated in 2001 by the then VC, AK Azad Chowdhury.