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Abrar Murder

25 accused indicted again

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A Dhaka court on Wednesday once again indicted 25 accused in the case filed over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad in 2019.

Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Tribunal-1 framed the charges against the accused afresh and set September 14 for next hearing in the case.

The court was scheduled to hear arguments before the state’s petition on Wednesday but the state lawyers moved for a reindictment saying that some parts of the case were missing when charges were first framed in the case.

Earlier on August 23, the court fixed date Wednesday for arguments hearing after completing recording depositions of witnesses in the case.

A total of 47 out of 60 witnesses testified before the court since the trial was started against the 25 accused on September 15, 2020.

On November 13, 2019, the Detective Branch of Police submitted a charge sheet against 25 people over the murder. Of them, 22 accused are now in jail and three have been absconding since the incident took place. According to the police, during the probe, it was revealed that 11 people directly took part in the killing while the rest of the 14 were involved in some way or the other.

The 25 accused are: Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Jeon, Muntassir Alam Jemmy, Khandaker Tabakkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Mazedul Islam, Shamim Billah, Moaj Abu Hurayra, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiak Ahammed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, SM Mahmud Setu, Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amatya Islam and Mostaba Rafid. Among them, Jisan, Rafid and Tanim are yet to be arrested.

On October 7, 2019 a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Buet unit leaders and activists clubbed Abrar to death allegedly for his social media post criticising the Bangladesh-India deal on sharing the Feni River water.

Later, victim’s father filed a case with the capital's Chawkbazar police station.