Sunday, 5 February, 2023

Investigation underway to know why Fardin’s body found near Shitalakhkhya : Home Minister

Investigation underway to know why Fardin’s body found near Shitalakhkhya : Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Thursday said it is being investigated why Buet student Fardin’s body was found near the Shitalakhkhya although his last location was detected in Gazipur.

“How Fardin’s body went to the Shitalakhkhya is being investigated,” he said in response to a question from the reporters at Rajarbag Police Lines in the city.

It is initially believed that Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Fardin Noor Parash was murdered, he said adding, the investigation is going on keeping in mind that it was a murder.

It will be possible to dig out the mystery once the investigation is completed and the report is received, he added.

Those responsible for Fardin’s death will be punished  after they are identified, he said.

Earlier in the morning, police arrested Fardin’s friend Amatullah Bushra, a 3rd year student of East West University, from her Banasree home in Dhaka.

Deceased’s father Kazi Nuruddin Rana filed a case against Bushra and several unidentified people in connection with his son’s death with Rampura Police Station, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Rampura Police Station.

Fardin was a 3rd year student of Buet’s civil engineering department and a resident of Qutubpur area in Narayanganj's Fatullah.

Police recovered Fardin's body from the Shitalakhkhya River, behind a cotton mill at Siddhirganj, on November 7, three days after he went missing.

On November 8, Sheikh Farhad, a physician at Narayanganj General Hospital where the autopsy was done, said there were several injury marks on Fardin’s head and body.

On November 4, Fardin left home and did not return. He was also unreachable on the phone.