Hossen Sohel for DOT
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Khan, the provost of Sher-e-Bangla Hall in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), has resigned a day after the protesting students demanded his withdrawal over Abrar Farhad’s killing.
A teacher, in anonymity, said that the information about the provost’s resignation was disclosed at an emergency meeting with the vice chancellor of the university yesterday.
Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of EEE department, was beaten to death allegedly by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall sometime between 7:30pm Sunday and 2:30am Monday.
Meanwhile, Alumni of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) yesterday demanded resignation of the vice chancellor and an overhauling of the administration at the earliest.
The seven-point demand was announced by President of Buet Alumni Association Professor Jamilur Reza Chowdhury on Buet campus following a procession and rally by the alumni.
The demands included speedy trial of the killers under a special tribunal, and expulsion of the killers from Buet.
The gruesome murder has sparked widespread outrage among students of different public universities who have taken to the streets demanding punishment of the killers.