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Teachers observe work abstention, threaten tougher movement

  • Published at 12:43 pm December 13th, 2014

Rajshahi University (RU) teachers observed a two-hour work abstention yesterday and threatened to carry out a tougher movement to demand the punishment of the killers of Prof AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon.

The sociology teacher was hacked to death on November 15 on his way home from campus.

No class was held from 10am to 12pm because of the abstention but pre-scheduled examinations were held, RU Teachers’ Association General Secretary Prof Pranab Kumer Panday confirmed.

The teachers decided to enforce the two-hour work abstention because no headway had been made in the police investigation into the brutal killing, Panday said.

He said the police had neither brought the perpetrators to trial nor publicised the progress of their investigation.

“We will go for a tougher movement if the killers are not arrested and brought to justice soon,” Panday yesterday told the Dhaka Tribune.

On November 15, unidentified assailants hacked Shafiul with machetes at the entrance to Bihas, a university housing society, in the Chauddapai area close to the campus at about 3pm. He was later declared dead at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

A day after the murder, university registrar Prof Entajul Haque filed a murder case against unidentified attackers with Motihar police station. Police have arrested 17 suspects in the case.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police spokesman Iftekhayer Alam, who is also assistant commissioner of the Detective Branch of police, told the Dhaka Tribune that they were analysing the information provided by the detainees.

The investigating officer of the case, Motihar police station Officer-in-Charge Alamgir Hossain, said police were gathering evidence and collecting statements from witnesses. 

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