44 KUET students suspended over Prof Md Selim Hossain’s death

Publish: 4:54 PM, January 6, 2022 | Update: 4:54:PM, January 6, 2022

KHULNA,  – the authorities of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) today suspended four students including KUET unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) general secretary Sadman Nahian Sezan for life term following a probe report over the death of KUET Professor Dr Md Selim Hossain. The authorities also punished 44 students including seven for two academic years, said a press release.

The decision was made in an emergency syndicate meeting on the campus with Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Sazzad Hossain in the chair. The syndicate approved punishment against 44 KUET students following recommendations of probe committee after analyzing 48 page probe report in KUET disciplinary action committee meeting over the unnatural death of KUET teacher.

The four students who were suspended permanently: Sadman Nahian Sezan, Hasan Abdul Quyaum, Md Kamruzzaman Razzak and Reaz Khan Niloy. Seven students who were suspended for two academic years along with from dormitory: Md Tahmidul Haque Ishraq, Mahmudul Hasan, Md Sadman Sakib, Mahin Muntasir, A S M Ragib Ahsan Munna, Mir Zamiur Rahman, and Rudranil Shingha Shubho.

The authorities also suspended 22 students for one academic year, while 10 students fined Taka 10,000 each, said the release. Anisur Rahman, Registrar of KUET, confirmed the news agency about punishment against 44 students following recommendation of probe committee. Quoting probe report, the registrar said, syndicate meeting had taken decision following probe recommendation after analyzing student’s law enforcement committee meeting, he said.

On November 30, Professor Dr Selim died in a cardiac arrest at his residence after returning from KUET campus at noon, said Dr Pratik Chandra Biswas, president of KUET Teachers Association. He alleged that some unruly students obstructed their colleague Professor Dr Selim on the campus and used abusive wards demanding managerial charge of Lalon Shah Dormitory. Prof Selim, also the Provost of the dormitory, was also mentally tortured, manhandled at his office at EEE building on Tuesday, he further alleged.