Kuet expels 20 students, fines 22 for violence
Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) authorities on Wednesday expelled 20 students on different terms for their involvement in violent clashes on the campus last month.
Twenty-five students were injured as BCL workers, equipped with machetes, iron rods, billhooks, chains and bamboo sticks, attacked the students who protested serving of sub-standard food at an annual feast on the campus on January 2.
The next day, university authorities shut down the university for an indefinite period.
The decision to expel and fine the students were taken at a meeting of the university disciplinary committee Wednesday evening with vice chancellor Prof. Alamgir Hossain in the chair.
The authorities expelled five students for life, 4 for two years, six for one year and 5 others for six months.
Twenty-two others were fined Tk 5,000 to Tk 10,000 each for their involvement in the clash.
Eight other students were warned for the same offence.
The five who were expelled for life are: Md Raihan Tahsin Haque, fourth year student of Industrial and Production Engineering; ASM Mohiuddin, first year student of Electronic and Communication; Md Saifullah al Mamun, third year student of Mechanical Engineering; SM Jubair Siraj, fourth year student of Electrical Engineering; and Rabiul Hassan, third year student of Electrical Engineering.
The university will reopen on February 13, after 40 days of closure due to the clash, it was decided at the meeting on Wednesday.
Campus sources said the university authorities formed a five-member probe committee on January 4 to investigate the incident. The committee submitted their report to the disciplinary committee on Wednesday.
The students were punished as per the probe report submitted by the committee, they said.