Peers demand to know stance of security officials
Classes are yet to be resumed at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) as agitating students have been demonstrating on the campus for the third consecutive day protesting an attack on a student on April 9.
The students, including leaders of ruling party-backed Bangladesh Chhatra League, have kept the main gate of the university locked since the day of the attack and also locked the new academic building on April 13.
The protesters demanded that Buet security officials state their stance regarding the attack and that they, if found negligent in duty, be removed.
The students at a rally yesterday also demanded a high profile probe committee to investigate the incident and removal of the Directorate of Students' Welfare Director Delowar Hossain.
Delowar, against this backdrop, submitted his resignation letter to the vice-chancellor on April 13 but no decision has been taken as of yet.
Meanwhile, Buet Teachers' Association in a meeting yesterday decided to contribute to the medical expenses of the victim who is undergoing treatment at the ICU of Square Hospital and also urged the students to attend classes.
On April 9, Arif Rayhan Dwip, a third year student of mechanical engineering department and also a member of the convening committee of BCL Buet unit, was hacked by an unidentified man at Nazrul Islam Hall in broad daylight.