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Kuet teacher’s death: BCL general secretary, 3 others expelled

Four students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet), including university unit general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League(BCL) Sadman Nahyan Sejan, have been expelled in connection with the unnatural death of its teacher Md Selim Hossain.
 
The other students who have been expelled are Hasan Abdul Qayum, Md Riaz Khan and Md Kamruzzaman.
 
The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of Kuet syndicate in the afternoon, said Kuet acting registrar Anisur Rahman Bhuiyan on Wednesday.
 
Seven students were suspended for two academic years and expelled from their respective dormitories. They are Tahmidul Haq Riaz, Mahmudul Hasan, Sadman Sakib, Mahim Muntasir, ASM Ragib Ahsan, Mir Jamiur Rahman and Rudronil Singha Shovo.
 
Besides, Aniqur Rahman was suspended for one academic year and expelled from the dormitory.
 
Twenty-two other students were suspended for one academic year but their punishment will be effective in the future if any allegation of moral turpitude is proved correct.
 
Besides, 10 students were fined Tk 10,000 each. But this punishment will not be effective now, and they will get the punishment if any allegation of moral degradation is proved true in the future.
 
Anisur Rahman said some restrictions have been imposed on political activities to bring discipline on the campus. Removing all political banners, posters and festoons from the campus and taking permission from Students’ Welfare Director’s office ahead of holding any political meeting or
bringing out processions.
 
Prof Selim, 38, a teacher of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department at the university and also the provost of Lalan Shah Hall, died on November 30.
 
According to faculty members of the university, Prof Selim died hours after some Chhatra League activists, led by Sadman Nahyan Sejan, general secretary of Kuet Chhatra League, allegedly confined the teacher to his office and mentally tortured him to accept their choice as dining manager of Lalan Shah Hall for the month of December.
 
During this confinement, the teacher was allegedly subjected to abuses, humiliation and threat, his colleagues said.
 
Earlier on December 3, the university was declared closed till December 13 and then the closure was extended.
 
 Kuet authorities decided that the campus will reopen on January 8 and classes will resume on January 9.