Monday, 30 January, 2023

Fardin Murder

Law enforcers still in the dark

Law enforcers still in the dark

Law enforcement agencies are now saying that they are still in the dark over the murder of Fardin Nur Parash, leaving the victim's family in uncertainty about getting justice.

Kazi Nuruddin Rana, the father of the deceased, thinks the law enforcers should divert from the Chonpara-based investigation to dig out the facts.

He has urged the investigating agencies to search for much more CCTV footage in Rampura and other parts of the capital, where his son visited on the day of his disappearance.

The case filed with Rampura Police Station on November 11 is being investigated by the DB Motijheel Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

When contacted, Deputy Commissioner of the DB Division, Razib Al Masud, told the Daily Sun on Saturday that they were yet to get tangible information and evidence about the death.

In response to a question about whether they would be able to provide a successive result shortly, he said that they were uncertain but working. On November 17, Additional Commissioner (DB) of the DMP, Harun-Or-Rashid, told reporters at his office that CCTV footage they collected showed that Fardin was at Jatrabari crossing at 2:15 am on November 5.

"There, a youth in a white T-shirt boarded a laguna (four-wheeler vehicle). There were four other people in the leguna. Then, the vehicle moved towards Tarabo at Rupganj in Narayanganj," he said.

The police officer then said that the driver, helper, and youth, who boarded the vehicle, were kept under DB’s surveillance.

He also disagreed with a RAB officer that the Buet student was killed at Chonpara Slum in Rupganj.

On November 15, Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director (Legal and Media Wing) of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), said that Fardin was found at Chonpara Slum around 2:30 am on November 5.

He said that their intelligence members informed them that the student might have been killed in the slum or near it at that time by the Raihan-led gang that night.

He also said that the details could be known after the arrest of Raihan, but he was yet to be arrested.

When contacted, Al Moin told the Daily Sun on Saturday that they could not arrive at any conclusions but were trying to do so.

On November 4, a third-year student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) Fardin went missing from the capital, and his body was found in the Shitalakshya River in Siddhirganj of Narayanganj on November 7.