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Arrest, trial of Prof Shafiul’s killers demanded

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rabi_teacherA Correspondent
Rajshahi: Rajshahi University Teachers’ Association (Ruta) and different organizations on Sunday staged demonstrations on the university campus demanding the arrest and exemplary punishment of the killers of Prof AKM Shafiul Islam.
The RU teachers boycotted classes and classes today protesting the murder.
Meanwhile, police arrested three people in connection with the incident till Sunday afternoon.
Ruta brought out a mourning procession from the Senate Building around 11 am with teachers, students of different departments and employees of the university taking part in it.
After parading the main streets of the campus, they held a brief rally in front of the Senate Building from where they demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the killers.
General Secretary of Ruta Prof Pranab Kumer, Prof Sadekul Arefin of Social Work Department, Prof Wardatul Akram of Sociology Department, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Besides, Central Sangskritik Jote, Progotisheel Chhatra Jote staged demonstrations on the campus in protest against the murder.
Prof AKM Shafiul Islam of Sociology Department was stabbed by some unknown assailants on his way home at Chouddapai near the campus around 3:30 pm on Saturday.
He succumbed to his injures at the Intensive Care Unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital half an hour later.