Voting at Dhaka University’s Kuwait Maitree Hall was suspended after allegation of stuffing ballot papers surfaced this morning.
The suspension came one and a half hours after the elections to Dhaka University Central Students Union (Ducsu) began around 8:00am.
The female students found a stash of stuffed ballot papers inside the dormitory’s reading room, our staff photographer reports quoting the students.
Later, DU pro-VC (Administration) Prof Muhammad Samad announced the suspension of voting, he told reporters while visiting the dormitory.
The agitated students surrounded the pro-VC as he went to visit the hall.
DU Proctor Golam Rabbani told reporters that the allegation raised by the students was found to be true.
The students were seen showing some rigged ballot papers to the vice-chancellor, who was trying to settle the issue with them.
According to the claims, some ballot papers were stuffed in favour of Bangladesh Chhatra League nominated panel of Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitree Hall the night before.