Death-row convict seeks acquittal

Abrar Fahad
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SM Mahmud Setu, a death-row convict in BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case, filed a petition with the High Court (HC) seeking acquittal on Wednesday.

Advocate Jamiul Haque Foysal and barrister Sharmin Akter Sheuli filed the petition with the HC bench for Mahmud Setu, reports UNB.

On 8 December last year, a Dhaka court sentenced 20 BCL men to death and five others to life imprisonment for killing Abrar, 21-year-old student of BUET, in October 2019.

22 accused in Abrar Fahad murder were brought to the court on 28 November 2021
Dipu Malakar

The death references of Abrar Fahad murder case reached the HC for examining the lower court verdict on 6 January.

According to the prosecution, Abrar, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at BUET, was beaten to death by BCL leaders at Sher-e-Bangla hall in 2019.

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 around 8:00pm on 6 October and beaten mercilessly.

Those sentenced to death are: Mehedi Hassan Rasel, Muntasir Al Jemi, Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir, Mohammad Sadat, Mizanur Rahman, Samsul Arefin Rafat, Md Shamem Billah, Mazedur Rahman, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Moniruzzaman Monir, Mehedi Hasan Robin, Muzahidur Rahman Muzahid, Anik Sarker, Meftahul Islam Zion, Ifti Mosharraf Shakal, Mahmud Setu, Morshed Amartya Islam, Morshedzamman alias Jisan, Ahtesamul Rabbi Tanim and Muztaba Rafid.