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Next testimony in Abrar murder case on December 27

  • Published at 10:43 am December 22nd, 2020
Abrar Fahad
FILE PHOTO: Candles lit at Buet Shaheed MInar on Wednesday evening in Memorium of Abrar Fahad, who was killed inside a dormitory of the university, during a demonstration on campus demanding justice Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman fixed a new date for taking the next testimony granting the time plea as the lawyers of the accused could not file the order

A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed December 27 for the next testimony in the murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad.

Today was set for the submission of the transfer order of the High Court.

Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 fixed a new date for taking the next testimony granting the time plea as the lawyers of the accused could not file the order.

Abrar, a second-year student of the electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, died after he was brutally beaten by some Chhatra League men at Sher-e-Bangla hall of the university in the early hours of October 7 last year. 

The victim’s father Barkatullah filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station in Dhaka against 19 students of BUET after the murder.

The killing triggered a firestorm of protests on campuses across the country. Amid the protests, Buet authorities on October 11 banned all political activities on the campus and suspended 19 students accused in the Abrar killing case. 

Twenty-two of the accused – now in jail – were produced before the tribunal during today’s hearing.

Three others have remained absconding since the case was filed.

On September 15, Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Zafar Kamruzzaman framed charges against the accused.

On November 13 last year, the Detective Branch of police submitted a charge sheet against 25 Buet students in the case. Of them, 22 accused are now in jail and three have been absconding since the incident took place.

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