Abrar Killing

One more accused gives confessional statement, 2 others remanded

Staff Correspondent

14 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

One more accused in the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad murder case has given a confessional statement before a magistrate.

Mujahidur Rahman Muzahid, an activist of Buet unit Chhatra League (BCL), gave the confessional statement on Sunday before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nivana Khair Jessi under section 164 of CrPC.

Detective Branch (DB) of police inspector Md Wahiduzzaman, also the investigating officer (IO), of the case produced him before court with a plea for recording his statement.

After recording the statement, the court sent Mujahidur, one of 19 accused in the case, to jail.

Meanwhile, another Dhaka court placed two other accused on a five-day remand each for interrogation.

Metropolitan Magis-trate Md Mamunur Rashid passed the order after DB inspector Md Wahiduzzaman produced the accused, Shamim Billah and Moyaj alias Abu Hurayra, before court seeking 10-day remand for each of them.

In the FIR, Shamim Billah’s name was mentioned as accused number-14 while Abu Hurayra was accused number-18.

In his statement, Mujahid told the magistrate that BUET BCL organising secretary Mehedi Hasan Robin had ordered him to bring a rope, court sources said.

He said that he had brought the rope from the ground floor of Sher-e-Bangla Hall. The rope was used to beat Abrar indiscriminately.

Mujahid, however, expressed his repentance for his involvement in the incident, court sources revealed.

With him, four accused have given confessional statements in the murder case.

The court also sent five other accused to jail after DB police produced them before it on expiry of their five-day remand.

The five accused are: Mehedi Hasan Rasel, Muhtasim Fuad, Ishtiaq Hasan Munna, Moniruzzaman Monir and Muntasir Alam Jemi.

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Buet’s electrical and electronic engineering department, was beaten to death by a group of BCL men at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university in the early hours of October 7.

Victim’s father Barkat Ullah filed a case with Chawkbazar police against 19 Buet students, most of them BCL leaders, and some unnamed people over the killing of his meritorious son.