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12:00 AM, February 19, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 19, 2009

Student beaten to death by friends

Feud over beer supply suspected as reason

A feud over liquor dealing resulted in a clash among friends that caused tragic death of a student of Shanto-Mariam University in the city's Uttara Tuesday night.
The deceased Mahfuzur Rahman alias Nasim, 20, a second semester student of Fashion Design Department, was brutally beaten up by his university friends.
Sources said Nasim and Touhid were mercilessly beaten by five of their friends--Rana, Azim, Arnab, Mishuk and Dolan--following a dispute over liquor. Injured Nasim was rushed to Apollo Hospital and Touhid was admitted to a clinic in Dhanmondi, they added.
Family sources said after the beating, Nasim died around 10:30pm at Apollo Hospital.
Nasim's uncle Mohammad Farid Uddin filed a murder case against the five students with Uttara Police Station. He alleged that the murder was pre-planned and committed over an earlier feud.
Meanwhile, Uttara police arrested one of the accused Mahmud Hasan Rana yesterday afternoon.
Rana said Nasim and Touhid took Tk 5,000 from them for supplying beer. As the supply was not made, they locked in an altercation leading to a clash.
Deputy Commissioner of Uttara Zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Khandaker Rafiqul Islam told The Daily Star that Nasim and Touhid used to supply liquors to the university students.
Saiful Alam Chowdhury, officer-in-charge (OC) of Uttara Police Station said police are looking for the other accused.
After the death of the student, the university authorities yesterday cancelled all academic activities for two days to avert any untoward incidents.
Dr Shamsul Huq, vice-chancellor of the university, told The Daily Star, "We have closed the university as one of our students died."
Asked, the VC said the incident took place outside campus and the authorities were yet to find out the cause behind the murder.

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