Authorities of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) have expelled 26 students over the murder of university’s second-year student Abrar Fahad.
All the expelled students are accused of killing Abrar and 25 of them were charge-sheeted by police in the murder case.The university made the announcement in a statement, signed by Directorate of Student’s Welfare (DSW) Director Prof Dr Md Mizanur Rahman, on Thursday night. Six other students were also punished on different terms for breaching the disciplinary code, said the statement.
According to the statement, the 26 expelled students are Mehedi Hasan Robein, Md Anick Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Shakal, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Meftahul Islam Zion, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan Rasel, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Khandaker Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir, Muntasir Alam Jemy, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Md Shamim Billah, Morshed Amartya Islam, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Mujtaba Rafid, Md Mizanur Rahman, Md Ashikul Islam Bitu, SM Mahmud Setu, Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mazedur Rahman, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, Moaz Abu Huraira, Md Akash Hossain, Md Morsheduzzaman Mandal Zisan and Muhtasim Fuad.
Of them, only Bitu was not named in police’s charge sheet. The six other students who were punished on different terms are Abu Nawshad Sakib, Md Saiful Islam, Md Galib, Md Shaon Mia, Sakhawat Iqbal Ovi and Md Ismail. Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department, was beaten to death allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League men at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Buet on October 7. The university’s Board of Residence and Discipline took the actions based on the findings of Buet's probe committee, said DSW Director Prof Mizanur in the statement.
He said, “We received the probe report on the night of November 16. Afterwards, the disciplinary board met on November 17, 20 and 21 to evaluate the findings.” “We took the decision to expel these students on the last meeting held between 5:30pm and 10:30pm on Thursday,” said Mizanur, also the member secretary of the board.
Last Monday, the university authorities had sought three weeks from the protesting students to meet their three demands, which included the expulsion of those accused of killing Abrar.