Students of Civil and Environmental Engineering department (CEE) of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) locked the main gate of the university and demanded withdrawal of the expulsion order on two of their fellows over their alleged involvement in ragging.
The students took position in front of the main gate of the university with placards and festoons around 7am and locked the main gate.
They also chanted slogans demanding withdrawal of the expulsion order on two students of their department, who were expelled for their alleged involvement in ragging.
Besides, the protesters halted plying of buses carrying students and teachers on the campus. Following the incident, an altercation took place between the general students and the protesters.
Earlier, the authorities of SUST expelled four students and suspended three others for different terms on different charges, including ragging freshers.
Two CEE students, Ashik Ahmed Himel and Md Hamidur Rahman Rangan, were expelled for their involvement in ragging six freshers.
Moreover, Md Mahmudul Hasan and Shah Riaz Jaman were suspended for two years while Ishtiaque Ahmed for one year.
Apart from these, Al-Amin, a student of Food Engineering, was expelled on charge of fraudulence in admission test while Rasel Parvej, a student of Computer Science and Engineering department, was expelled for stabbing two students.
The decision was taken in the 207th meeting of disciplinary committee presided over by the university’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Farid Uddin.
Earlier on February 15, around 19 CEE students and a student of Political Studies department ragged and tortured six freshers.