Dhaka, June 12 -- Dhaka University (DU) is investigating allegations of sexual harassment and physical assault involving two female students.

Mehdi Hasan, a fisheries student and general secretary of Badhan, sexually assaulted her near Bangla Academy and tried to flee, one of the victims alleged in her complaint.

Atiq, a former assistant secretary of the central Chhatra League committee and a resident of Fazlul Haque Muslim Hall, studying botany in the 2015-16 session, beat her up, the victim of the physical assault alleged in her complaint.

Both Mehdi and Atiq were caught and handed over to the university's proctorial team with the assistance of other students nearby, according to the complainants.

When asked about the incident, Mehd...