Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said incidents like Abrar killing might not have occurred had the Buet administration been a little more careful.
He came up with the remark replying to reporters' questions after inaugurating the newly-built main gate of Bangladesh University of Textiles, commonly referred to as BUTEX in the city's Tejgaon.
The Home Minister hoped that the administration will pay more attention to students in future.
Abrar, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department, was beaten to death on Monday reportedly by Chhatra League leaders at Buet's Sher-e-Bangla Hall.
Replying to another question, Minister Kamal said almost all perpetrators involved in the killing have been identified and arrested.
Abrar's father Barkatullah filed a case at Chawkbazar Police station on Monday evening accusing 19 people. Police arrested 17 suspects and one of them confessed to his crimes.
The case was transferred to the Detective Branch on Tuesday.
Minister Kamal said chargesheet in the case would be submitted quickly and hoped that the investigation would be completed soon.