Published on 04:30 PM, October 07, 2019

9 held over Buet student Abrar murder

Case filed against 19

Abrar Fahad. The undated photo is taken from his Facebook page.

A total of nine students have so far been detained for their alleged link to murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad, according to police.

“We have detained nine students over Abrar murder,” Krishna Pada Roy, additional deputy commissioner (crime) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said while talking to reporters on Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) campus this evening.

Earlier, after inspecting Sher-e-Bangla hall on the Buet campus where Abrar was beaten dead, Additional Commissioner of DMP Abdul Baten told reporters that they have identified six students based on CCTV footage and four out of the six students are already in the police custody.

Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Abdul Baten briefs to reporters over the detention of the killing of Buet student Abrar Fahad on Monday, October 7, 2019. Photo: Muntakim Saad/Star

Identities of the four detainees are BCL’s Buet unit general secretary Mehedi Hasan Rasel, its  vice-president Muhtasim Fuad, information and research affairs secretary Anik Sarkar and sports secretary Meftahul Islam Xion, the official said.

Muhtasim and Mehedi are Civil Engineering Department students of Buet and residents of Sher-e-Bangla hall, the police official said.

Police are trying to detain the rest suspects in this connection, the DMP official said.

Abrar, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department of Buet, was found dead after Bangladesh Chhatra League men suspected him as a supporter of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Abrar died of “internal bleeding and excessive pain” as he was badly beaten up by blunt objects like cricket stump or bamboo stick, doctors of Dhaka Medical College Hospital said after his autopsy.

Meanwhile, Abrar’s father Barkatullah tonight filed a murder case with Chawk Bazar Police Station, accusing at least 19 named and some unknown persons.

“We have already arrested some of the accused and trying to arrest the rest other,” said Sohrab Hossain, officer-in-charge of the Police Station.