25 named on charge sheet for BUET student Abrar murder

Sun Online Desk

13th November, 2019 01:25:21 printer

25 named on charge sheet for BUET student Abrar murder

Police have submitted a charge sheet accusing 25 people in a killing case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad.

Md Wahiduzaman, investigation officer of the Detective Branch (DB) of Police, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Dhaka on Wednesday (today). 

Abrar, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of BUET, was beaten to death reportedly by BCL leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university. He was found dead on the staircase of the dormitory in the early hours of October 7 after he was taken to room-2011 around 8:00 pm on October 6.

The killing incident of the BUET student also triggered mass protests on the campuses across the country and on the social media including the Facebook. 

Following the death of Abrar, Barkatullah (Abrar’s father) filed a case against 19 people with Chawkbazar Police Station in the capital. Later, the law enforcers arrested 21 suspects in connection with the murder case.

BUET expelled the suspects temporarily and banned student politics on the campus following protests after the incident.

The accused are:  Mehedi Hasan Rasel of civil engineering batch-13, general secretary of Buet BCL; Muhtasim Fuad of civil engineering batch-14, vice-president; Anik Sarker of mechanical engineering batch-15, the secretary of information and research affairs; Mehedi Hasan Robein of chemical engineering batch-15, the organising secretary; Ifti Mosharraf Shakal of biomedical engineering batch-16, the deputy social welfare secretary.

Moniruzzaman Monir, naval architecture and marine engineering department batch 16; Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna of mechanical engineering batch-15, the publication affairs secretary; Meftahul Islam Zion of naval architecture and marine engineering batch-15, the sports secretary; Mazedur Rahman, materials and metallurgical engineering department; and Muzahidur Rahman Muzahid of civil engineering batch-16.

Khandaker Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir of mechanical engineering batch-16; Hossain Mohammad Toha, mechanical engineering batch 17; Jisan, batch 16; Md Akash, civil engineering batch 16; Md Shamem Billah, a naval architecture and marine engineering departments of Buet batch 17; Nazmus Sadat, mechanical engineering 17; Ajtesamul Rabbi Tanim, civil engineering batch 17.

Morshed Amartya Islam, mechanical engineering batch 17; Moaz Abu Huraira, computer science and engineering batch 17;  Muntasir Alam Jemi of chemical engineering batch-17; Amit Shaha, civil engineering batch 16; Muztaba Rafid, chemical engineering batch 16; Istiaq Hasan Munna, mechanical engineering batch 15; Samsul Arefin Rafat, mechanical engineering 17; Mizanur Rahman, naval architecture and marine engineering departments batch 16; and Mahadul Setu, chemical engineering batch 14 are also among the accused.

The charge sheet lists 31 witnesses, including seven teachers, 13 students and five staffers of BUET, said Monirul.

Eight suspects in the case -- all of whom are involved with BUET's BCL unit -- have given confessional statements to the court.