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Buet VC faces wrath from villagers at Abrar’s Kushtia house

  • Published at 07:10 pm October 9th, 2019
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Buet Vice Chancellor Prof Saiful Islam gives a hug to Abrar Fahad's father Barkat Ullah in Kushtia on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Police charged batons to disperse agitated crowd

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) Vice Chancellor Prof Saiful Islam has faced wrath from villagers when he went to visit murdered Buet student Abar Fahad’s house in Kushtia.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, the VC visited Abrar’s grave where the latter’s father Barkat Ullah and brother Faiyaz were present. 

He also offered fateha at the grave and offered condolences to the family of the victim.Prof Saiful Islam, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet),   speaks to the journalist at Raidanga in Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

However, Prof Saiful faced massive protests from villagers when he attempted to meet Abrar’s mother at their village house at Raidanga in Kumarkhali upazila.

Kushtia Deputy Commissioner (DC) Almas Hossain and Superintendent of Police SM Tanvir Arafat were present with the VC during the incident.

VC Prof Saiful was unable to go inside Abrar’s house as the situation went out of control and police had to charge batons to disperse the agitated crowd. Later, he left the place without meeting Abrar’s mother.

Meanwhile, Abrar’s brother Faiyaz and 4 others, including other family members, were reportedly injured during the police action.

Abrar Fahad's father Barkat Ullah (left) and Prof Saiful Islam, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), pays respects to Abrar Fahad's grave at Raidanga in Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

After Abrar was killed on Monday, the VC remained absent from the campus and also did not attend his namaz-e-janaza citing illness.

Abrar, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was beaten to death inside Sher-E-Bangla residential hall on Monday.

Some Chhatra League leaders have been accused of beating him to death for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Later, Bangladesh Chhatra League expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization for their involvement in the murder.

Abrar’s death sparked protests all across Bangladesh. The protesters have demanded justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the murderers.

As of now, 13 people have been arrested in the murder case.