A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict today in a case filed over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad in 2019.
Earlier, Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 set the date to pronounce the judgment in the much-talked-about case.
Detective Branch (DB) of police Inspector Md Wahiduzaman, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the court against 25 BUET students on November 13, 2019.
The tribunal had framed charges against all 25 accused in the case on September 15 last year.
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. Of these, Jisan, Rafid and Tanim are yet to be arrested and are tried in absentia.
According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the gruesome murder directly and the other played role in the crime one way or another. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements in the case.
BUET students and the varsity authorities found the seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on the first-floor stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead at around 6.30 am on October 7, 2019.
Abrar’s father Barkatullah filed the case with Chawkbazar Police Station after the incident.