• Friday, July 25, 2014

Killing of BAU Student Saad

Syndicate asks for action against 7 more accused

Teachers call off strike, classes to resume Sunday

A correspondent, BAU
The students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh bring out a procession on the campus yesterday, reiterating their demand for ensuring punishment for the killers of BAU student Saad Ibney Momtaz. PHOTO: STAR
The students of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh bring out a procession on the campus yesterday, reiterating their demand for ensuring punishment for the killers of BAU student Saad Ibney Momtaz. PHOTO: STAR

The Syndicate of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) yesterday directed the university authorities to take early actions against seven more accused of killing BAU student Saad Ibney Momtaz, as mentioned in the supplementary probe report submitted 11 days ago.
The syndicate members took the decision at its 305th meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Md Rafiqul Hoque at his office around 11:00am, said KM Khalid, a member of the syndicate.
Earlier on April 9, the BAU authorities expelled three students from the university and suspended three others for different periods for their alleged involvement in Saad killing.
Police arrested three of the accused while the others are still at large.
Meanwhile, the teachers of BAU at a general meeting took decision to resume their classes from next Sunday.
They also issued a 21-day ultimatum to the university authorities to take effective steps against the students who locked BAU Prof Dr Akhtar Hossain Chowdhury at his campus office with an official on May 21.
Protesting the incident and demanding punishment of the culprits, the teachers suspended all classes and examinations for an indefinite period.


Around 10:00am yesterday, the leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of ruling Awami League, formed a human chain on the campus demanding removal of session jam, implementation of the probe report on Saad killing, steps against 'false complaints and conspiracy' against BCL, and steps against the teacher who they said was involved in a scandal concerning a woman.
Later at noon, general students of the university brought out a protest procession on the campus and staged demonstration in front of the BAU administration building demanding punishment of Saad's killers.
Saad Ibney Momtaz, a final year student of the fisheries faculty of BAU, also former organising secretary of Ashraful Haque Hall committee of BCL, succumbed to his injuries at a private clinic in Mymensingh town on April 1, a day after some activists of the same party beat him up mercilessly at the hall.

Published: 12:00 am Friday, May 30, 2014

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