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Dhaka teacher killed for being too strict

Publication Date : 12-02-2013


A schoolteacher was stabbed to death by a Secondary School Certificate candidate on Monday, allegedly because the teacher obstructed him from copying during the examination the previous day at South Keraniganj in the Dhaka district.

The deceased, Mostafa Bhuiyan, 35, was an English teacher at the Chunkutia Girls' High School in South Keraniganj.

Riyad, a secondary school certificate examinee, stabbed Mostafa in the chest around 7:30 am in his flat in east Chunkutia, Shakhawat Hossain, officer-in-charge of the Keraniganj Police Station, said.

Mostafa was waiting with some students in the balcony of his flat at the time, his wife Lucky Begum told reporters. Riyad knocked on the door and told Mostafa to come out when he opened it. Then he stabbed Mostafa and ran away.

The teacher was rushed to Mitford Hospital in Old Dhaka where duty doctors declared him dead, Hossain said.

Riyad, who is a student of Oriental Textile Mills High School at Subhadda in South Keraniganj, had been taking SSC exams at Chunkutia Girls' High School.

The teacher had not let him cheat during the mathematics exam, a possible motive for the killing.

Police, however, could neither recover the knife Riyad had used nor arrest him till the filing of this report at 11:00 pm.

The student and his family members ran away, locking their residence immediately after the incident.

In protest of the murder, students and teachers of Chunkutia Girls' High School and local people barricaded the Dhaka-Mawa highway at Chunkutia for five hours.

The blockade was withdrawn only after local political leaders and police assured the protesters of the arrest and trial of the killer soon.


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