Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested three more suspected killers of Abrar Fahad on Thursday.
The arrested are: prime suspect Amit Saha, deputy law affairs secretary of the Buet unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), victim’s roommate Mizan and Hosssain Mohhammad Toha.Amit Saha was arrested from the capital’s Sabujbagh area at 11am on Thursday, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman.
Amit is the resident of room-2011 of Sher-e-Bangla Residential Hall. Abrar was beaten to death in his room on Sept 6.
Mizan, a student of Buet’s Water Resources Engineering Department, was arrested from the campus at 12:30pm on Thursday. Toha was arrested from Mawna of Gazipur, police said.
Earlier on Monday, Abrar, 21, a second year student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was found dead on the staircase of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.
Some BCL leaders beat him to death at room-2011 of the dormitory in night suspecting his link to Islami Chhatra Shibir.
Earlier on Sept 7, police arrested 10 suspected killers over the incident after reviewing footage from a security camera in the hall.They were all among the 13 accused in the case filed by Abrar’s father with Chawkbazar police station.
But questions were raised by aggrieved students over the omission of Amit’s name as a suspect in the case.
But agitating student believes that Amit went into hiding after the killing. Police had ‘purposely‘ dropped his name from the list of the accused in the case.
Following the murder of the student, BCL expelled 11 leaders and activists of the organisation but Amit was not among them.
Meanwhile, police have primarily found Amit Saha’s involvement in the killing of Abrar Fahad, said DMP Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam at a press briefing at Minto Road’s DMP Media Centre on Thursday.
“Although Amit Saha was not present at the crime scene, but he maintained liaison with the killers,” he said.
Monirul, also chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, said, “Being informed that something wrong was happing at Sher-e-Bangla Hall, a patrol team of police rushed there, but insiders said nothing happened. As to why, it was difficult for the team to realise what was happening there.”
Police also needed permission from the authorities concerned to enter the hall, he maintained.
“As many as 16 accused have been arrested, so far,” the DMP official said.
About the motive of the murder, he said, “It’s not yet clear to police.”