The arrests were made on Sunday after a group of teachers and students held a demonstration in front of the institution since morning, demanding punishment for the culprits
Police have arrested five students of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute for their involvement in pushing the principal of the institute into a pond on the campus.
The arrestees are Shahriyar, 23, Sohel Rana, 22, Badhon Ray, 20, Ariful Islam, 23, and Mehedi Hasan Rabbi, 21 – all belonging to the institute.
The arrests were made on Sunday after a group of teachers and students held a demonstration in front of the institution since morning, demanding punishment for the culprits.
Golam Ruhul Kuddus, additional deputy police commissioner and spokesperson for Rajshahi Metropolitan Police headquarters, confirmed the arrest to Dhaka Tribune.
“Some 25 students were detained between Saturday night and Sunday dawn during multiple raids at various student hostels across the city. Later, five were arrested after being identified by the CCTV footage,” he said.
The five are due to appear before a court on Sunday afternoon, he added.
Earlier on Saturday, Rajshahi Polytechnic Institution Principal Engineer Farid Uddin Ahmed was pushed into a pond by students belonging to the institute’s Chhatra League unit.
At least 50 people have been accused in a case filed with Chandrima police station in this regard.