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01:45 PM, January 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:04 PM, January 12, 2020

Abrar Fahad killing: Fugitive Morshed Amartya surrenders

One of the four fugitives in Buet student Abrar Fahad killing case was sent to jail after he surrendered to a Dhaka court today.

The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Yasmin Ara sent Amartya to jail after rejecting his bail petition this afternoon.

Fugitive Morshed Amartya, fomer member of BCL's Buet unit also expelled student of mechanical engineering (batch 17) surrendered to the court around 12:00pm and prayed for his bail in the case.

On October 7, Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronics engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was beaten to death by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in Dhaka.

The murder triggered a firestorm of protests on campuses across the country. Many took to social media to demand justice for Abrar.

On the same day of his death, Abrar’s father Barkatullah filed a murder case against 19 Buet students with Chawkbazar Police Station. All are among the charge-sheeted accused.

Eight of the accused made confessional statements before magistrates narrating the horrifying torture. Sixty people are prosecution witnesses in the case.

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