KUET closed; students asked to vacate dorms

Staff Correspondent Khulna
Published: 3 December 2021, 05:34 PM | Updated: 8 January 2022, 08:47 PM
KUET closed; students asked to vacate dorms

Khulna University Of Engineering & Technology (KUET) was closed on Friday until December 13 to keep normal the situation created over the unnatural death of Professor Dr Selim Hossain.

Alongside, the students were asked to vacate the dormitories by 4 pm today, KUET Vice-Chancellor Kazi Sazzad Hossain confirmed this noon after a meeting of the Syndicate.

Earlier on Tuesday, KUET Electrical and Electronic Engineering dept Prof and Lalon Shah Hall Provost Dr Selim Hossain died of cardiac arrest.

Allegations surfaced that KUET unit Chhatra League general secretary Sadman Nahian Sezan-led panel has recently attempted to influence the process of dining manager election for the month of December at Lalon Shah Hall.

It was alleged that the panel members have regularly been threatening Provost Dr Selim to elect their nominated candidate.

As a sequel, a cadre group led by Sezan questioned him on a road on the campus on Tuesday and later they entered his personal room at his dept.

CCTV footage showed that they held a closed-door meeting with him for half-hour. 

Then, he went to his home adjacent to the campus, and around 2:30 pm on the day, his wife noticed he was not coming out of the toilet.

He was found lying on the toilet floor after breaking open the door and rushed to Khulna Medical College Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared him.

KUET students told this correspondent that Dr Selim was an honest teacher and he had no link with any political party.

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