They all expressed their grievance and condemned all those involved while demanding appropriate punishment for those who have been named accused in the incident
A section of Dhaka University (DU) teachers and students on Tuesday, demanded exemplary punishment of the teachers at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) who incited a student of genetic engineering and biotechnology to commit suicide.
They also demanded a proper investigation to determine the reasons behind Taifur Rahman Pratik’s suicide.
They came up with the demand while forming a human chain, with the banner ‘general students of DU’ in front of the Aparajeo Bangla sculpture, around 11am.
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They all expressed their grievance and condemned all those involved while demanding appropriate punishment for those who have been named accused in the incident.
Earlier on January 14, Pratik, 25, a student of genetic engineering and biotechnology of SUST committed suicide.
Pratik's sister Tawhida Jahan Shanta alleged that teachers of Pratik's department were pressurizing him.
“I will not spare the department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of SUST. They have killed my brother,” she wrote on her Facebook timeline, while also publishing some names, allegedly of SUST teachers.
According to the family and friends, the meritorious student who came first in his department, was gradually side-lined from the competition in teacher appointing - for which Pratik struggled for years.
Dr Sadeka Halim, dean of social sciences faculty and Salma Nasrin, chairman of linguistics department Robaet Ferdous, mass communication and journalism department professor, Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque, retired professor of bangla department were present among others in the human chain.