Kuet Prof Selim's body to be exhumed today for autopsy
Investigators will exhume the body of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (Kuet) Prof Selim Hossain later on Wednesday for an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of his death. Meanwhile, a five-member probe committee formed by the university to investigate the death of the 38-year-old teacher has asked for another 10 days to submit its report. Surprisingly, no case has been registered yet in connection with his death. The chief of the investigation committee, Prof Mohiuddin Ahmad, said that academic activities and halls of Kuet were closed till December 13 and that's why they would need another 10 days for a proper probe. Prof Selim's wife Sabina Khatun has said her husband's death has traumatised her. "Where to go with my baby girl, what to do? I have no security. I want the university authorities to get a case registered in connection with my husband's death." Rabiul Islam Sohag, a spokesman for Kuet, said no decision has been taken on it yet. Khulna Khanjahan Ali police station OC Prabir Kumar Biswas said a complaint was lodged at the police station on December 4 in connection with the death of the teacher. READ: Prof Selim’s death: Closure of Kuet extended till Dec 23 An application was made to the Khulna Deputy Commissioner on December 5 to exhume the body for autopsy. The DC on December 13 gave the go-ahead. Though the body was supposed to be exhumed on Tuesday afternoon, it did not happen. "The body will be exhumed on Wednesday followed by an autopsy," the OC said. Earlier on December 3, the university was declared closed till December 13 over the death of Prof Selim allegedly due to mental torture and harassment by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists. Prof Selim, of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) department, was also the provost of Lalan Shah Hall. According to faculty members of the university, Prof Selim died hours after some Chhatra League activists led by Kuet BCL general secretary Sadman Nahyan Sejan allegedly confined the teacher to his office and mentally tortured him to accept their choice as the dining manager of Lalan Shah Hall for December. READ: Prof Hossain's death: KUET temporarily suspends 9 students During this confinement, the teacher was allegedly subjected to abuses, humiliation and threat, his colleagues said.