Students and teachers of Rajshahi University (RU) formed a human chain yesterday demanding speed up the investigation into the murder of Prof AKM Shafiul Islam who was hacked to death on November 15 on the way to his residence.
Over 400 hundred students and teachers participated in event organised by sociology department on Pairs Road of the campus around 11am.
In the human chain, teachers said masterminds behind the killing were yet to be identified and investigation process to bring the real culprits to the book was not satisfactory.
They said police were reluctant to bring Shafiul killers’ into the light.
Chairman of Sociology department Prof Owardatul Akmam presided over the programme while General Secretary of RU Teachers’ Association Prof Pranab Kumar Panday and Vice-President Prof Martuza Khalek addressed the rally.
A day after the murder, RU registrar Prof Entajul Haque filed a murder case with Motihar police station and 17 suspects now in jail in connection with the case.
Officer-in-Charge of Motihar police station Alamgir Hossain who is also the investigation officer of the case told the Dhaka Tribune that police had been working over the murder case with due responsibilities.
Iftekharul Alam, spokesperson for commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police and also an assistant commissioner of the Detective Branch, told the Dhaka Tribune they were analsing the informations got from the arrestees.
He also said the police were currently looking into the involvement of other people in the murder.