Bangladesh’s apex engineering university Buet banned organisational student politics on its campus on Friday, three days after second-year student Abrar Fahad was beaten to death at a residential hall.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Saiful Islam also announced suspension of 19 students for their suspected involvement in Abrar’s killing.
“I’m announcing a ban on all kind of organisational political activities on the campus,” he said while talking to Buet students over their 10-point demands at the central auditorium around 5:55pm.
He agreed to the 10-point demand of the students and said Buet authorities will bear the cost of Abrar’s case and provide compensation to his Family, stop the culture of ragging and ensure security of students.VC Islam also apologised to the students over the killing of the second-year EEE student. “I hope you’ll forgive me,” he said.
Several hundred students of the university were present at the discussion.
Earlier on Thursday, the agitating students gave an ultimatum to the VC to clear his stance about their demands by 2pm today.
Those accused of killing Abrar are leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Buet unit. So far, 18 of the suspects have been arrested and one of them reportedly confessed to his involvement in the killing.
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