3 HC benches refuse to hear writ seeking compensation for Abrar’s family

UNB . Dhaka | Update:

High CourtThree High Court benches on Tuesday refused to hear a writ petition filed seeking Tk. 100 million compensation for the family of BUET student Abrar Fahad, who was beaten to death at his dormitory.

Writ petitioner AKM Fayez said first the bench of justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal declined to hear the petition suggesting that he place it elsewhere.

When he produced it before the bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Razik-Al-Jalil, they also expressed their inability to hear it, he said.

Later, the petitioner approached the bench of justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and justice KM Kamrul Kader. They asked him to wait, saying the prime minister herself is looking into the matter, he said.

“The court said investigation is progressing properly and the HC won’t interfere into it at this stage. If necessary, an appropriate order will be delivered if there’s any deviation,” Fayez said.

On Sunday, Supreme Court lawyer Fayez on behalf of lawyer Shahin Babu filed the petition seeking Tk. 100 million compensation, judicial inquiry into the murder and directives to ensure safety of Abrar’s family.

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

He was found dead on the staircase of the dormitory in the early hours of 7 October after the BCL leaders beat him at room no. 2011.

A total of 20 people have so far been arrested over the gruesome murder while five of the confessed to their involvement in the incident.

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