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Abrar murder: Students boycott admission exam till charge sheet filed

  • Published at 06:20 pm October 8th, 2019

They have also called for the suspension of all academic and administrative activities inside Buet campus

Protesting students have boycotted the upcoming Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology entrance examination scheduled for October 14.

They have also called for the suspension of all academic and administrative activities inside Buet campus.

The statements were made at a press briefing in front of the Buet vice chancellor's office, by students protesting the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad.

The protesting students locked up the VC's office, and other academic and administrative buildings after issuing a deadline of 5pm by which they demanded the VC make an appearance and issue a statement.

Demanding the prime minister's intervention, they said all activities inside the campus will remain suspended and protests will continue till the charge sheet is filed.

Students holding the dummy coffin on their shoulders on October 8, 2019 |Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Students also claimed police entered the Sher-e-Bangla hall around 2pm the night Abrar was beaten to death, implying the hall provost was aware of the matter.

Students also demanded the provost be removed from his post, and action taken against him,

Not only Chhatra League, all student politics under a political banner should be banned, the student demands included.

Abrar, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was beaten to death on Monday.

Some Chhatra League leaders have been accused of beating him for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.  

Students protesting against the brutal killing of Abrar Fahad on October 8, 2019 |Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneMeanwhile, Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening.

Later, Bangladesh Chhatra League expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization for their involvement in Abrar’s murder.

Abrar’s death sparked protest across Bangladesh. The protesters have demanded justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the murderers.

As of now, 13 people have been arrested in connection to the murder.