Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case: Court sets Sept 7 to hear arguments
A Dhaka tribunal today set September 7 for hearing arguments in Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case.
After conclusion of six defence witnesses today, Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka, today set the date for hearing arguments in the case.
The tribunal earlier recorded statements of 45 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.
During today's hearing, the 22 accused, now in jail, were produced before the tribunal.
Talking to The Daily Star Special Public Prosecutor Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan said they would try to complete arguments within five to seven days. He also said the arguments from both the parties will be concluded by September. Then the judgement will be pronounced, Abu added.
On October 7, 2019, Abrar, a second-year student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was beaten to death by a group of Buet unit's Chhatra League men in a dormitory.
Abrar's father Barkatullah filed a murder case in this connection on October 7 that year with Chawkbazar Police Station.
The twenty-two accused were earlier arrested and were remanded several times. During the investigation, eight of the accused gave confessional statements to magistrates on different dates.
Three other accused – Mustaba Rafid, Muhammad Morshed-Uz-Zaman Mondol alias Jishan and Ehtashamul Rabbi Tanim -- have been on the run since the incident.