Alexa Abrar murder: Arrest warrant issued against 4

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Abrar murder: Arrest warrant issued against 4

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:05 PM, 18 November 2019   Updated: 08:51 PM, 18 November 2019

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The court on Monday accepted the chargesheet and issued an arrest warrant against four fugitives involved in the murder of Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Bangladesh University of Technology (BUET).

At the same time, the court ordered the concerned police stations to submit a report by December 3 if the four fugitives were arrested or not.  

Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Kaiserrul Islam’s court issued the order. During this, all 21 accused in the chargesheet were produced before the court. 

The fugitives are — Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim (CE, 17th batch), Mahmudul Hasan (EEE, 16th batch), Morshed Armatya Islam (ME, 17th batch), and Muztaba Rafid (Applied Chemistry).   

Police have been asked to report to the court on December 3 whether they were arrested or not. The documents of the case will be sent to the Sessions Judge Court for trial on the day or before, said SI Majhurul Islam, general registration officer of the police’s concerned court.

On November 13, the detective branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) submitted a chargesheet accusing 25 people in the Abrar Fahad murder case. 

According to the chargesheet, 11 of the accused were directly involved in beating Abrar at She-e-Bangla Hall’s room no-2011 while the remaining 14 were directly involved. 

16 of the 19 accused were arrested while three others - Jishan, Tamim and Murshed are absconding. Among the arrestees, 8 gave their confessional statements before the court to their involvement in the incident.

Chawkbazar Police Station, on October 6, recovered Abrar’s body from the staircase of the second-storey at Sher-e-Bangla Hall in BUET. He was beaten to death reportedly by some of the leaders of the University Chhatra League.

The father of the victim Md Barkat Ullah accused lodged a lawsuit with the Chawkbazar Police Station accusing 19 people including leaders.