Abrar murder: Court orders arrest of four accused

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Abrar Fahad. Photo: UNBA Dhaka court on Monday accepted the charge sheet against 25 accused and issued arrest warrant against four fugitive ones in Bangladesh University of Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad killing case.

Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Md Kaiserrul Islam passed the order, reports UNB.

The court ordered the concerned police stations to submit report by 3 December if the four fugitives were arrested or not. 

On 13 November, the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) pressed charges against 25 people in Abrar Fahad killing case.

According to the charge-sheet, 11 of the accused were directly involved in beating Abrar at room No-2011 of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of BUET while the rest 14 were indirectly involved in the incident.

Sixteen of the nineteen FIR-named accused were arrested by police while three others—Jisan, Tamim and Murshed—remained absconding.

Meanwhile, names of six other accused came to light during the investigation; five of them were arrested while another one identified as Mustafa Rafi was on the run.

Among the arrestees, eight made their confessional statements before the CMM court while many others confessed to police to their involvement in the incident.

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

BCL is the student wing of ruling Awami League.

He was found dead on the staircase of the hall in the early hours of 7 October after he was taken to the room No-2011 around 8:00pm on 6 October and beaten mercilessly.

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