Abrar murder: 2 including BUET teacher testify...

Dhaka, Saturday   23 January 2021

Abrar murder: 2 including BUET teacher testify

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:25 PM, 31 December 2020  

Abrar Fahad; File Photo

Abrar Fahad; File Photo

Two people including Dr. Abdullah Adnan, Assistant Provost and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Engineering (CSE) Department, have testified today in the murder case of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

They testified in the court of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Jafar Md. Kamruzzaman on Thursday. 

Another witness in the case - CID photographer, police inspector Md. Akhtaruzzaman. With this, 44 testified out of the total of 60 witnesses in the case.

Earlier, the accused were produced in court. Testimony began in their presence. After the testimony of the witness, the lawyers of the accused questioned them. After questioning, the court fixed January 5 for the next testimony. 

The plaintiff and Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah testified in the court on October 5, resulting in the start of the testimony of this case.

The court framed charges in the case on September 15. On November 13, DB inspector Wahiduzzaman, the investigating officer in the case, filed a charge sheet in the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court. He charged 25 accused in the charge sheet.

On the night of October 6, 2019, the body of Abrar Fahad, a second-year student at BUET's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), was recovered from the ground floor of Sher-e-Bangla Hall at around 3:00 am. The victim’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people at Chawkbazar police station.

According to the chargesheet, 8 of the accused have given confessional statements under Section 164 of the Penal Code. 13 people have given confessional statements so far. Besides, two of the witnesses testified under section 164 and 30 under section 161. Witnesses include BUET teachers, the provost of Sher-e-Bangla Hall, doctors and security personnel. 

Meanwhile, Abrar’s blood-stained clothes, autopsy report, forensic report, confessional statement of the accused under sections 164 and 161, conversations of the secret messenger group, CCTV camera footage, call record of the accused and the rod-stump used by the accused have been mentioned.