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JnU student's suicide

Authorities suspend accused assistant proctor, expel classmate

Update : 16 Mar 2024, 10:56

Jagannath University authorities have temporarily relieved Assistant Professor Din Islam of his duties following the suicide of a Law Department student, Fairuz Abontika, who accused him and a classmate, Amman Siddique, of abetting the suicide.

According to a press release sent to the media early today the university has also temporarily expelled Amman Siddique and directed for immediate arrest of both accused. 

"We are aware of the situation. Since one of the accused is a member of our proctorial team, the vice-chancellor has verbally instructed us to temporarily relieve him," said Professor Dr Jahangir Hossain, the university's proctor. 

The five-member probe committee, led by the university's teachers' association president Zakir Hossain, has been instructed to submit its report to the Vice-Chancellor promptly, reads the press release.

On Friday night, (March 15) around 10 pm, Fairuz first posted about her committing suicide post on Facebook. Then she committed suicide by hanging herself. Later she was immediately rescued and taken to the district headquarters hospital. The doctors at the hospital said that she was no more.

In the Facebook post, Abantika mentioned that her classmate Amman Siddique of her same department and assistant proctor Deen Islam would be responsible for her suicide. 

In her Facebook post, Abantika wrote, 'If I ever die by suicide, my classmate Amman Siddiqui and assistant proctor Deen Islam, who supported him, will be solely responsible for my death. I complained to Proctor's office that Amman was threatening me offline and also online but I did not get any benefit. Deen Islam scares me in many ways for the sake of Amman. He said that expelling me is very easy for him. I know I won't get any justice here.”

In her post, she also mentions, "I am asking the vice-chancellor Sadeka Halim ma'am to judge it as the guardian of this institution.  And I am dying by hanging.''

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