‘Why should I step down?’

Kushtia Correspondent
Published : 22:19, Oct 09, 2019 | Updated : 22:21, Oct 09, 2019

Prof Saiful Islam, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet),   speaks to the journalist at Raidanga in Kumarkhali upazila in Kushtia on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.Amid calls for his resignation by students, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Saiful Islam of University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) refuses to step down.
"I did not do nothing wrong. So, why should I resign?" he said while speaking to the media in Kushtia on Wednesday (Oct 9), when he went to grave of slain student Abrar Fahad.
The vice-chancellor (VC) claimed he rushed to the scene as soon as he had heard about the incident around 4am on Monday (Oct 7).
"The hall provost came to know about it around 3am and informed me," he added.
Necessary legal steps were taken immediately after the incident he said before adding: "We have opened an inquiry in the meantime. The culprits have already been arrested."
Abrar, a second-year student of the electrical and electronic engineering department in BUET, was bludgeoned to death on Monday.
Following the incident, Abrar's father filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening.
As many as 13 BUET students have been arrested and all of them belonged to the Bangladesh Chhatra League, a student body allied with the ruling Awami League.
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