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Abrar murder: Indictment hearing on September 9

  • Published at 01:46 pm September 2nd, 2020
Abrar Fahad
File photo of Abrar Fahad Collected

The second year Buet student was beaten to death inside Sher-e-Bangla Hall

A Dhaka court has fixed September 9 for the hearing of framing of charges against the accused in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad murder case.

Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman, judge of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 set the date on Wednesday.

State counsel Mosharraf Hossain Kajal and Ehsanul Haque Somaji concluded the hearing in the court.

22 accused of the case were produced before the court at the time of hearing.

Charges of 13 accused were heard before the court and the court fixed September 9 as the new date for framing the charges against the remaining.

“As this is a sensational case the nation is looking forward to justice. Therefore, I am appealing to form charges against the accused under Section 302 of the Penal Code,” Mosharraf Hossain Kajal said.

Ehsanul Haque Samaji said, “There were enough elements to frame charges in the case. I will appeal to the court to ensure that justice is established in the light of the law.”

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electric and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Department of BUET, was beaten to death inside the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of October 7.

Police recovered his body from between the ground floor and the second floor of the Sher-e-Bangla Hall of BUET at 3am.

Later, Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station.

On November 13, 2019, Wahiduzzaman, the investigating officer of the case, filed a chargesheet against 25 people in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court.

Of the 25 accused, 19 are named in the Ejahar while 16 among them were arrested.

6 were included in the investigation report among which, 5 were arrested.

8 among the accused have given confessional statements before the court.

The 22 arrestees of the case are- Mehedi Hasan Russell, Md Anik Sarkar, Ifti Mosharraf Sokal, M\d Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Zion, Muntasir Alam Jamie, Khandaker Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Mujahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Majedur Rahman, Shamim Billah, Moaz Abu Hurairah, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiaq Ahmed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, Morshed Amartya Islam and SM Mahmud Shetu.

Three accused in the case Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim and Mostaba Rafid are still absconding.

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