Violent incidents claim lives of 5 Sust students in 6 yrs
With the murder of two students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) by muggers on Saturday last, different incidents claimed five students of the university in the last six years.
The first incident took place on the campus on July 13 in 2005. Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) university unit vice-president Rafiqul Islam Patwari Liton was beaten to death by his rival party men on the day.
Though a case was filed with the police station concerned in connection with the murder, none of the accused has been punished as yet. Only a few accused were expelled from the university soon after the incident.
Mosharraf Hossain Shamim of business administration (BBA) department was shot dead during a clash between the students of Sust and Sylhet Jalalbad Ragib Rabeya Medical College and Hospital over a trivial matter on May 14 in 2006.
Following the incident, the university remained closed for six months. Report of the SUST probe body formed on the incident is yet to be published.
BBA student Aminul Islam Milan was stabbed to death by a gang of muggers in Pathantula area while he was coming to the campus from Sylhet city in a taxicab on March 29 in 2008. None was arrested in connection with the murder.
Victims of the latest incident took place on Saturday last are Khairul Kabir and Dipankar Ghosh Anik. Both were second year students of chemical engineering and polymer science department of the university.
Bodies of two students were found in a Sylhet canal in the morning, 12 hours after a gang of muggers allegedly attacked their boat. Police said local fishermen found the bodies of Kabir and Anik floating in Chenger Khal (canal) at Putimara, some 4km off the campus.
The university authorities formed a five-member committee headed by Prof Md. Zakir Hossain, chairman of statistics department, to probe the murder of the two. The committee have been asked to submit its report as soon as possible.
Law enforcers have so far arrested five people in connection with the murder of Kabir and Anik. Contacted, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Amulya Bushan Barua said they are investigating the incident and looking for other culprits involved in the killing.