Abrar murder: Process to form prosecution team underway

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Law minister Anisul Huq talks to newsmen at the secretariat on 16 October. Photo: UNB

The process is underway to form a prosecution team to quickly receive the charge sheet in the Abrar murder case, said law minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday.

The minister said this while talking to journalists after a meeting with a European Union delegation at the Secretariat, reports news agency UNB.

“The trial proceedings of the case will start as soon as the charge sheet will be submitted by the investigation officer,” he said.

Abrar, a second-year electrical and electronic engineering student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was beaten to death, reportedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League activists at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall on 7 October.

The murder triggered protests at the top engineering university and brought academic activities to a grinding halt.

University vice chancellor Saiful Islam later acceded to the protesters’ demands and banned organisational politics, among others, on the campus.

Abrar Fahad’s father Barkatullah filed the case with Chawkbazar police station in the capital accusing 19 people.

So far, 20 people have been arrested in connection with the murder.

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