A Dhaka court on Monday deferred to 18 March the charge framing hearing in BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case, reports UNB.

Metropolitan session judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a petition with the court for shifting the case to the speedy trial tribunal, said public prosecutor Abdullah Abu.

He also hoped that ministry concerned will publish a gazette notification in this regard soon.

On 30 January, the same court fixed 17 February for charge framing hearing in the case.

As many as 25 people were made accused in the case and among them, 22 are behind bars while three are on the run.

Abrar Fahad, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering of BUET, was beaten to death reportedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.

He was found dead on the staircase of the hall in the early hours of 7 October after he was taken to room No-2011 on 6 October and beaten mercilessly.