Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) authorities on Thursday punished its 26 students for their involvement in ragging at residential halls on the campus.
Among 26 students some faced academic suspension while some others were expelled from the residential dormitory. Four more students were warned for the future.Prof Dr Md Mizanur Rahman, Director of Directorate of Student's Welfare (DSW), told journalists at a press briefing in front of the vice-chancellor office on Thursday.
Board of Residence and Discipline of the university took the action after holding its meeting on Wednesday, he said.
During a press briefing, Prof Mizanur Rahman urged protesting students to return to their classes.
The students have been boycotting classes to press home their 10-point charter of demand following the grisly murder of Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering, at the Sher-e-Bangla Hall on Oct 6.
Earlier on Nov 22, the disciplinary board of BUET also expelled 26 students over the murder of Abrar based on a report by a committee formed by the authorities to investigate the killing.
It also suspended six other students for different terms for breach of rules.The protesters postponed demonstrations on Oct 15 when the authorities met some of their demands after accepting all, but the students did not return to classes as some other demands were yet to be fulfilled.
After police submitted the charge sheet, the protesters set three conditions for withdrawing the strike, including permanent expulsion of those named in the charge sheet.
They also demanded punishment of those involved in previous ragging incidents on the campus and inclusion of the ban on politics in the university’s ordinance.