A Dhaka court today accepted the charges brought against four accused in connection with the case filed over death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury in a road accident on March 19.
The accused in the charge sheet are: Nani Gopal Sarker, owner of Suprobhat Paribahan, and three staffers -- driver Sirajul Islam, conductor Yasin Arafat and helper Md Ibrahim.
After scrutinising the case dockets and other documents, Metropolitan Magistrate Debdas Chandra Adhikary today accepted the charges.
The court also sent the case to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate for next course of action.
On April 25, Investigation Officer Kazi Shariful Islam, an inspector of the Detective Branch of police, pressed charges against the four accused in connection with the case. All the accused are now in jail.
All the four accused had earlier given confessional statements before magistrates on different dates.
They were charge sheeted for the death of Abrar and also for the attempted murder of college student Synthia Islam Mukta.
The DB pressed charges against Yasir and Gopal in the Abrar murder charge, while all the four were charged sheeted in the attempted murder of Synthia.
On March 19, a bus of the Suprobhat Paribahan ran over and killed Abrar near Dhaka’s Bashundhara Residential Area, after it had hit Synthia in Shahjadpur and tried to flee.
Following the incident, Abrar’s father Brig Gen (retd) Arif Ahmed Chowdhury filed a murder case with Gulshan Police Station.
FACTS OF THE INCIDENT
As per the confessional statements of Gopal and three others, it was learnt that passengers and pedestrians caught bus driver Sirajul and handed him over to police in Shahjadpur in the morning on March 19, after the vehicle had hit Synthia.
After the accident, the bus was parked by the road there. Conductor Yasin then informed Gopal of the incident over phone and said agitated locals might torch the bus. Gopal then asked him to drive the vehicle to a safer place.
Yasin, who had no driving licence, took the wheel of the bus and ran over Abrar, 20, leaving him dead on the spot near Bashundhara Residential Area.