Dhaka, Bangladesh
All 25 suspects indicted for BUET student Abrar murder

All 25 suspects indicted for BUET student Abrar murder

News Report
A speedy-trial tribunal Tuesday framed
charges against all 25 suspects for the
murder of Bangladesh University of
Engineering and Technology (BUET) student
Abrar Fahad.
Twenty-two of the accused, who are in
jail, pleaded not guilty and demanded
justice after Judge Abu Zafar Md
Kamruzzaman of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1
of Dhaka read out the charges.
Before the indictment, the tribunal
dismissed all the petitions submitted by
lawyers for exonerating them from the
charges.
The court fixed September 20 to start the
trial of the case.
Abrar, a second-year student of
electrical and electronic engineering
department, died after he was brutally
beaten allegedly by some Chhatra League
men at Sher-e-Bangla hall of the
engineering university in the early hours
of October 7, 2019.
Later, his father filed a case with
Chawkbazar Police Station against 19 BCL
leaders of the BUET unit.
The incident triggered massive protests
on campuses across the country and many
took to social media to demand justice.
Amid entrenched campus protests, the
varsity authorities on October 11 banned
all political activities on the campus and
suspended 19 students, mostly leaders of
the university's BCL unit who were made
accused in the murder case.
After investigations, detectives on
November 13 last year submitted a 105-page
charge sheet against 25 students of the
university in connection with the murder
case.
Of them, 22 accused were earlier arrested
and remanded several times. During the
investigation, eight of the accused gave
confessional statements to magistrates on
different dates.
Three of the accused have been on the run
since the incident.
Following the charge sheet, the court had
issued arrest warrants against them. The
court also ordered publishing
advertisements in two national dailies
asking the three fugitives to appear
before the court within a stipulated time.
However, the three still remained
fugitives.

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