Abrar murder: Charges pressed against 25 Buet students
Detectives today pressed charges against 25 Buet students in Abrar Fahad murder case.
Investigation Officer MD Wahiduzaman of Detective Branch of police submitted the charge sheet to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Dhaka.
The accused are Mehedi Hasan Rasel of civil engineering batch-13, general secretary of Buet BCL; Muhtasim Fuad of civil engineering batch-14, vice-president; Anik Sarker of mechanical engineering batch-15, the secretary of information and research affairs; Mehedi Hasan Robein of chemical engineering batch-15, the organising secretary; Ifti Mosharraf Shakal of biomedical engineering batch-16, the deputy social welfare secretary; Moniruzzaman Monir, naval architecture and marine engineering department batch 16; Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna of mechanical engineering batch-15, the publication affairs secretary; Meftahul Islam Zion of naval architecture and marine engineering batch-15, the sports secretary; Mazedur Rahman, materials and metallurgical engineering department; and Muzahidur Rahman Muzahid of civil engineering batch-16.
Khandaker Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir of mechanical engineering batch-16; Hossain Mohammad Toha, mechanical engineering batch 17; Morsheduzzaman Jisan, batch 16; Md Akash, civil engineering batch 16; Md Shamem Billah, a naval architecture and marine engineering departments of Buet batch 17; Nazmus Sadat, mechanical engineering 17; Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, civil engineering batch 17; Morshed Amartya Islam, mechanical engineering batch 17; Moaz Abu Huraira, computer science and engineering batch 17; Muntasir Alam Jemi of chemical engineering batch-17; Amit Shaha, civil engineering batch 16; Muztaba Rafid, chemical engineering batch 16; Istiaq Hasan Munna, mechanical engineering batch 15; Samsul Arefin Rafat, mechanical engineering 17; Mizanur Rahman, naval architecture and marine engineering departments batch 16; and Mahmud Setu, chemical engineering batch 14 are also among the accused.
Among them, 11 had direct link with torturing Abrar and the rests were involved in abetting and planning his murder, Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of DMP, said while briefing journalists at DMP's media centre after the submission of the charge sheet.
He is expecting the highest punishment of all the accused, Monirul said.
Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of Buet, died after he was brutally beaten allegedly by some Chhatra League men at Sher-e-Bangla hall of the university on early hours of October 7.
The incident triggered a firestorm of protests on campuses across the country. Many took to social media to demand justice for Abrar.
Law enforcers suspect Abrar was attacked because of one of his recent Facebook posts, which seemed critical of some recent deals with India.
Amid protest on the campus, Buet authorities October 11 banned all political activities on the campus and suspended 19 students, mostly leaders of the university’s BCL unit, accused in Abrar Fahad killing case.
Meanwhile, among the 25 accused four people are absconding and they are: Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amartya Islam and Muztaba Rafid, police said. Namesa of the first three Buet students are included in the police First Information Report (FIR). Rest of the studetns were arrested.