BUET Student Abrar Murder

Students suspend street protests

They refuse to take part in academic activities until expulsion of the ‘killers’

Staff Correspondent

16 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The agitating students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) on Tuesday called off their protests over the killing of their peer Abrar Fahad.

 However, they vowed to boycott their classes and examinations until expulsion of the killers.

A representative of the students announced this at a press briefing at Buet Shaheed Minar in the afternoon.

He said, “We shall take a mass oath today for voicing against the activities of terrorists and evil forces on the Buet campus. From now on, we call off our protests.”

“We tell it clearly that we call off our movement, but we shall closely observe the situation whether the university administration implements all of our demands.”

“We shall not attend the classes and examinations until permanent expulsion  of the killers from Buet after submission of a charge sheet,” he said.

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Buet and a resident student of Sher-e-Bangla Hall, was brutally killed by a group of BCL leaders and activists in the early hours of October 7.

The gruesome murder sparked countrywide protests by the students, professionals and politicians.

Buet students began their demonstrations against the killers on October 7. 

Later, the victim’s father, Barkat Ullah, filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station.

Police have so far arrested 20 accused and suspects in connection with the murder case.