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11:48 AM, July 31, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:58 AM, July 31, 2017

JU vandalism case: Students besiege administrative building

Jahangirnagar University (JU) students besieged the administrative building since this morning demanding withdrawal of a case filed against 56 students in connection with vandalism of the vice-chancellor's house on May 27.

They started a sit-in in front of the administrative building around 9:00am, reports our JU correspondent.

Later, the authorities sat with a group of agitating students in a bid to resolve the issue and the meeting continued till 11:10am when the report was filed.

Earlier on July 17, four agitating students ended their hunger strike after the university authorities assured them of withdrawing the case filed by filed by Registrar Abu Bakr Siddique.

Two JU students were killed as a bus hit a human hauler carrying them on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Savar's C&B bus stand area on May 26.

Afterwards, agitating students blocked the highway demanding speed breakers there. But police fired rubber bullets and teargas canisters to disperse them. At least 10 people, including students, a JU official and two journalists, were injured.

Later, they besieged the VC's residence. During the demonstration, 42 JU students were held and later shown arrested in the vandalism case.

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