Avijit Murder: 3 prosecution witnesses testify | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:19 AM, December 03, 2019

Avijit Murder: 3 prosecution witnesses testify

Prosecution witness Abdul Malek yesterday told a Dhaka court he saw two injured people lying on the ground near the Teacher-Student Centre of Dhaka University at around 8:30-9pm on February 26, 2015.

Malek, who sells tea in the TSC area, said he saw wounds caused by hacking on the head and neck of the injured male.

Later, the injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment, he added.

Md Akimuzzaman, another prosecution witness, told the court that he, along with his friend Masudur Rahman, went to the Ekushey Boi Mela that day, parking their motorbike at the TSC intersection.

Coming out of the book fair, they went to TSC intersection at around 8:45pm and saw a crowd, he said.

At that time, they knew that two people were attacked, he added.

Another prosecution witness Mohammad Habib, who has a tea-stall in the TSC area, also gave his statement before the court.

Judge Md Majibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal of Dhaka recorded their statements in the writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder case after the defence lawyers cross-examined them.

The court also set December 11 for the next hearing.

Seven out of 34 prosecution witnesses have given their statements before the tribunal so far in the case.

Four accused -- Mozammel Hossain Saymon, Abu Siddiq Sohel, Arafat Rahman Siam and Shafiur Rahman Farabi -- were produced before the tribunal during yesterday’s hearing.

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