Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology suspended eight students for different terms and expelled them from their halls of residence for bullying and intimidating their fellows at Titumir Hall of the university.
Board of Residence and Discipline of the university made the decision based on the report of a probe body formed by the university in the face of students’ demand, said a release of the university.
The board suspended studentship of Tanvir Hasnain, Mirja Muhammad Galib, Jahidul Islam, Mustasin Emon, Asif Mahmud, Muntasir Ahmed Khan, Mohibullah Huq Mugdho and Anfalur Rahman for different terms.
The authorities also expelled six students Jahidul Islam, Jihadur Rahman, Ehsanul Sad, Abid Ul Kamal, Mohammad Sowad and Mahmudul Hasan Robin from Titumir Hall and warned Hasibul Islam.
Earlier on Wednesday, the demonstrating students announced to return to their regular academic activities ending nearly two-month protests as the university authorities met all their demands.
They were pressing for demands following the gruesome murder of fellow student Abrar Fahad on October 7.
As per the demands, 26 students were expelled from the university on November 21 for their involvement with the murder of Abrar at Sher-e-Bangla Hall.
Their other demands were actions against those who involved in ragging at different halls of residence in the past, and inclusion of new chapter in the university’s ordinance against organisational student politics and action against bullying.
BUET authorities early Tuesday issued a notice outlining provisions of punishments for students to be found involved in ragging or politics.
The statement, signed by Students’ Welfare director Mizanur Rahman, said the students found involved in ragging and politics would face ‘permanent expulsion’ as the highest level of punishment.
Students would be expelled if found involved in ragging leading to death, serious body harm, any form of disability, permanent mental imbalance or trauma, or disruption of academic life of a fellow student, the notice said.
On November 27, the university suspended nine students 4-7 terms and expelled them from their halls of residence for ragging their fellows at Suhrawardy and Ahsan Ullah halls.
Protests erupted at the university after Abrar, an electrical and electronic engineering second-year student, was beaten to death by Chhatra League leaders on October 7 reportedly for his critical remarks over the government’s recent deals with India on Facebook.
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