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Teacher`s death: 4 incl KUET BCL secretary expelled

 Education Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:16 PM, 5 January 2022   Updated: 03:16 PM, 5 January 2022

Teacher`s death: 4 incl KUET BCL secretary expelled

Teacher`s death: 4 incl KUET BCL secretary expelled

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) authorities have expelled four members of the Bangladesh Chhatra League unit for life, including its general secretary Sadman Nahian Sejan, over an unnatural death of Professor Dr. Md Selim Hossain of its Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department.

Earlier, KUET authorities temporarily expelled nine students, including Chhatra League general secretary Sejan after reviewing the CCTV footage.

On November 30, Professor Dr. Md Selim,  the provost of Lalan Shah Hall and a professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) died of cardiac arrest in his residence after completion of his duty at the KUET. President of KUET Teachers Association Pratik Chandra Biswas alleged that Professor Dr. Md Selim died on the day due to cardiac arrest following huge mental oppression.

Video footage shows several students entering and leaving his room with professor Selim Hossain. A group of 20-22 students led by the general secretary of the university unit Chhatra League stopped Selim Hossain on campus and at one stage they entered Dr. Selim's room. A search of CCTV footage showed that they stayed in teacher Selim Hossain's room for about 45 minutes.

Some teachers and students said that a section of students insulted Dr. Selim following appointment of a new dining manager of Lalon Shah Hall, after which he fell sick and died of cardiac arrest.

On the night of the incident, students of EEE department staged a protest on campus demanding punishment following the death of their teacher professor Selim Hossain. Later the students calmed down with the assurance of the vice chancellor.