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IU student's death in road crash
IU closed sine die, students asked to leave hall
Observer Online report
Published : Sunday, 30 November, 2014,  Time : 3:16 PM,  View Count : 52
The authorities have closed the Kushtia Islamic University for an indefinite period following strong students' protest on the campus over the death of a fellow student in a road accident.

Meanwhile, the male students have been asked to vacate their dormitories by 6pm Sunday and the female ones by 10am on Monday.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the university at about 3pm.

After the meeting, Vice-chancellor Dr Abdul Hakim Sarker briefed the journalists about the closure of the university.
Earlier at noon, a third year student of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Department Wahiduzzaman Titu was run over by a bus on the campus.

Campus sources said the death sparked of strong protest as the angry  students vandalised and torched 20 vehicles, ransacked the administrative building and clashed with police on the campus.

They also blocked the Kushtia-Khulna Highway.

At one stage, the agitated student also threw brickbats at the VC's residence while he was at his office.

Then police charged batons and lobbed teargas shells to disperse the agitated students.

Witnesses said, police fired over 150 tear gas shells, rubber bullets and shotgun  bullets.  At that time police also picked up a student and broke one of his legs, they also alleged.

But, proctor Dr Talukder Lokman Hakim refuted the allegation.


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