Probe body submits report over Kuet teacher’s death
Probe body submits report over Kuet teacher’s death

Initially asked to submit its report within 10 days, the five-member committee took 26 days

The probe body formed to look into the death of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) Prof Md Selim Hossain has submitted its findings.

The 48-page report investigation report was submitted to Kuet Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Kazi Sajjad Hossain at 4pm on Tuesday, confirmed Rabiul Islam, section officer of Kuet’s public relations and information department.

The Student Discipline Committee will study the investigative report and consider further action at a later syndicate meeting, according to KUET sources.

Dr Selim, 38, was a professor of the electrical and electronic engineering department and the provost of Lalan Shah Hall of the university.

On November 30, he was found dead at his residence, after being allegedly harassed by a group of students led by Kuet Chhatra League General Secretary Sadman Nahyan over the dining manager election of the dormitory.

In the face of protest from general students, Kuet authorities then formed a three-member probe committee and closed the campus on December 3 for 10 days. Later, it again extended the closure to December 23.

According to the deceased family, the teacher reached his residence around 2pm on the fateful day and entered the washroom. Later, he was found there senseless.

Taken to the Khulna Medical College Hospital, doctors declared him dead.

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