Abrar murder: Buet expels 26 accused students
Buet’s Board of Residence and Discipline took the decision, says a press release
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) authorities have expelled 26 students for their alleged involvment in much-talked Abrar Fahad murder.
Of them, 25 are charge-sheeted accused in the murder case. Six other students were given different terms of punishment for breaching discipline.
Buet's Board of Residence and Discipline took the decision on the basis of a report submitted by a probe committee formed over Abrar murder, says a press release which was issued on Thursday night.
Professor Dr Mizanur Rahman, director of Buet Students Welfare Association, has confirmed it to The Business Standard.
On November 13, police pressed charges against 25 current and former members of the Bangladesh Chhatra League Buet unit in connection with the murder of Abrar.
Among the accused, 21 have already been arrested while four others are absconding.
On October 6, activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League beat Abrar to death for his alleged affiliation with Islami Chhatra Shibir politics.
Abrar, 21, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
The incident triggered nationwide protests as students of different universities across the country took to streets demanding arrest and capital punishment to the killers.
Later, Buet banned politics of teachers and students on the university campus, in keeping with the demands of protesting students.