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Saad Murder

BAU protesters call off agitation as 5 officials quit

Star Online Report

Teachers and students protesting the murder of a student of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh have called off their agitation. 

They came up with the decision today hours after five officials of the BAU resigned in face of the protests, reports our BAU correspondent.

The agitators however threatened to go for tougher programme if their demands including filing a case against the culprits and making a report on the incident are not fulfilled by Tuesday.

Saad Ibne Momtaj, a final-year fisheries student of the BAU, was murdered on April 1.

BAU student affairs adviser Prof Sultan Uddin Bhuiyan, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Prof Md Moniruzzaman, Ashraful Haq Hall Provost Prof Md Rafiqul Islam and its house tutors Md Kamal Hasan and Fuad Hasan this morning tendered their resignations to the university registrar.

Saad Ibne Momtaj
Saad Ibne Momtaj

Meanwhile, the university authorities formed a five-member probe committee headed by Prof Abu Taher Md Ziauddin to review the demands of the protesters, said University Registrar Prof Abdul Khalek.

The probe body has been asked to submit its report within the next 21 days, he said.

A taskforce has also been formed by the university to monitor the campus atmosphere properly, reports our BAU correspondent.

“The student affairs adviser, by deputation, will be the chairman of the taskforce and submit its report to the university administration and BAUTA in every two months,” said Prof Md Lutful Hassan, president of the BAU Teachers Association.

Earlier on April 10, BAU authorities expelled three students and suspended three others for their alleged roles behind in the killing after previously formed six member probe committee, headed by Prof Mohsin Ali submitted its report to the university VC in the prior night.

An Ashraful Haq Hall resident student Saad, succumbed to his injuries at a private clinic on April 1, a day after BCL had beaten him up with hockey sticks, iron rods and cricket stumps in room No 205 of the hall.

He was a former organising secretary of the hall unit Bangladesh Chhatra League.

Students and teachers burst into protests on the campus to press home the demands for capital punishment of Saad killers under Speedy Trial Act, irrefutable life term expulsion of the killers from BAU, removal of Ashraful Haque Hall Provost Prof Md Rafiqul Islam and Assistant Proctor Siddiqur Rahman from the committee formed to probe Saad murder, and adequate security measured for teachers, students and staffs on the campus.

Published: 7:18 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last modified: 10:05 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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