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Three university students remanded over possessing LSD

  • Published at 05:15 pm May 30th, 2021
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Police have seized hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the first time in the country during its investigation into the death of Dhaka University student Hafizur Rahman Collected

Police claim to have seized LSD while investigating the death of a DU student 

A court in Dhaka has remanded three university students for five days on charges of possessing hallucinogenic drug, LSD.

Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billah passed the order on Sunday after holding a virtual hearing on a seven-day remand plea by Detective Branch Sub-inspector Md Shalauddin Qader, the investigating officer.

The court granted five days before turning down bail petitions moved by the accused, who attended the hearing through videoconferencing from the Dhaka Central Jail in Keranigonj.

Remanded accused are -- North South University students Sadman Sakib Rupol, 25, and Ashab Wadud Turjo, 22, and Independent University student Adib Ashraf, 23.

Police claim to have seized LSD while investigating the death of Dhaka University (DU) student Hafizur Rahman. 

As many as 200 blotted papers containing LSD were seized from the three university student, police said.

Police say the drug was being sold through two private groups on Facebook — run by Rupol — comprising over a thousand members.

They had been brought in from the Netherlands through online transactions, according to investigators.


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Rupol told detectives that the drug had been brought into the country through parcel service, while each blot is sold for Tk3,000-4,000.

Police said DU student Hafizur and three of his friends took LSD in the Curzon Hall area on the university campus on the night of May 15. 

The 24-year-old killed himself the same night while tripping, said investigators.

Hafizur was on his way to Dhaka citing he had some urgent work there the day after Eid-ul-Fitr on May 15.

Hafizur was missing until his body was identified at Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s morgue.

Police quoted passers-by as saying that Hafizur slit his own throat with a machete of a coconut seller in front of DMCH around 8 that night.

After his identity was discovered, the DB police arrested three private university students while investigating the unusual nature of Hafizur’s death.

The effects of LSD or lysergic acid diethylamide typically include altered thoughts, feelings, and awareness of one's surroundings.

The substance is measured in micrograms and sold in small, often square-shaped blotting papers and administered by keeping it under the tongue for some time. The effects usually kick in within 15 to 90 minutes depending on the dosage and an individual’s physical tolerance.