Authorities of Bangladesh University of Science and Technology (Buet) have expelled 26 of its students, mostly leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), over the killing of Abrar Fahad.
The Buet Board of Residence and Discipline has taken the decision based on the report of a probe panel formed the university to look into the gruesome murder.
A notice, signed by member secretary of the board and director of Buet's Directorate of Students' Welfare Prof Mizanur Rahman, was issued on Thursday night.
Of those expelled, 25 are charge-sheeted accused in the Buet student murder case.
Besides, six other students have been punished for different terms for breaching discipline, the notice said.
Abrar Fahad, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering of Buet, was beaten to death reportedly by BCL leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.
He was found dead on the staircase of the hall in the early hours of October 7 after he was taken to the room No-2011 around 8pm on October 6 and beaten mercilessly.
On November 13, the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) pressed charges against 25 people in the Buet student killing case.
Those expelled are Mehedi Hassan Rasel, Muhtasim Fuad, Anik Sarker, Mehedi Hasan Robein, Ifti Mosharraf Shakal, Moniruzzaman Monir, Meftahul Islam Zion, Mazedur Rahman, Muzahidur Rahman, Khandaker Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Akash Hossain, Md Shamim Billah, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Ehtesamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amartya Islam, Moaz Abu Huraira, Muntasir Al Jemi, Amit Saha, Muztaba Rafid, Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna, Shamsul Arefin, Mizanur Rahman, SM Mahmud, Morshed-uz-Jaman Mondal and Ashiqul Islam.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Shafiqul Islam on Thursday said everybody should abide by the traffic rules to bring discipline on roads.
He said this while speaking at the inaugural session of the fortnightly traffic awareness programme at Rajarbagh Police Lines.
“If we fail to bring discipline on roads as per the Road Transport Act 2018, there’ll be no way left for us to do it. And if our children take to the street again, we won’t have skins in our bodies,” he said.
The DMP chief also said everybody should come forward to bring discipline on roads. “The mentality of going first while driving should be changed,” he added.
Pointing to drivers, he said, “If someone dies for you, who will look after his/her family and children? If any driver dies for traffic chaos, who will stand by his family?”
“We’ll talk to people from all professions about the discipline on roads in the next 15 days and this is the last chance for us,” Shafiqul said.
He also said police will talk to the authorities of all 151 CNG stations in the city and ask them not to give fuel or gas violating the directives.
All the rickshaw-pullers will be provided with uniforms after dividing the city in some traffic zones, the DMP said.
Police on Thursday arrested five people in connection with a case filed over the killing of an easy-bike driver in Sadar upazila.
The arrestees are Jewel alias Jaher Ali, 45, son of Shukur Ali, Saiful Islam, 20, Ratan Ali, 19, Suruj Mia, 18, Rashid, 18. All of them are from Sadar upazila.
Abdul Mannan Mia, Naogaon police superintendent, at a press briefing on Thursday afternoon said police made the arrest from different spots of the town for their alleged involvement in the killing of easy-bike driver Bhojendra Nath.
They used to hijack easy-bikes, the SP added.
On November 17, police recovered the body of Bhojendra, 26, from Hasaigari area. His father filed a murder case later.