BUET student 'beaten dead' in dorm

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A BUET student has allegedly been beaten to death. Police recovered his body from the ground floor of his dorm, Sher-e-Bangla Hall, early Monday.

Abrar Fahad, 21, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology was found dead around 3:00am.

He was a resident of Sher-e-Bangla Hall's room No. 1011.

According to police and BUET students, Abrar was staying in his hall Sunday night. He could have been called out of his room at night and beaten to death, they added.

Abrar's classmates said that he was possibly killed for his writing on Facebook.

Deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Lalbagh Division, Muntasirul Islam, said, "There were marks of injury in his legs and thighs. He could have died of assault."

"We're looking into the matter with care as BUET is a reputed institution," he added.

Sher-e-Bangla Hall provost, Md Zafar Iqbal Khan, said that they came to know a student was found lying in front of the hall.

"We don't know what happened to him, why he was out of the dorm," he added.

The hall provost also said that they, however, took Abrar to the BUET physician who declared him dead. On information, police came and brought him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

BUET physician Mashuk Elahi said, "Abrar died of injuries."

When asked about Abrar's injuries, Chawkbazar police station sub-inspector Delwar Hossain told Prothom Alo that he bore the injuries as he was hit by something.

More could be said after postmortem, he added.

Abrar is from Kushtia. He returned to Dhaka Sunday from his Kushtia home. 

"Abrar had no enemies," his cousin, Zahirul Islam said to Prothom Alo.

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