BUET student Abrar Fahad murder: Two policemen testify in court
Published: 06:33 PM, 22 October 2020 Updated: 07:56 PM, 22 October 2020
Two police officers have testified in a case filed in connection with the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad.
Lalbagh zonal team SI Ruhul Amin and Chawkbazar police constable Shahidul Islam testified in the court of Dhaka’s speedy trial tribunal-1 judge Abu Zafar Md. Kamruzzaman on Thursday. Defendant’s lawyers then completed their interrogation. The case is set to be heard on Sunday (October 25).
Of the 60 witnesses in the case, testimonies of 17 have done since October 5, including Abrar’s father Barkatullah. Earlier on September 14, the same court rejected the plea of the accused and ordered the formation of charges.
Among the accused, 22 are in jail. They were produced in court. There are three fugitives and 8 people have given confessional statements in the court. Abrar Fahad was found unconscious on the second floor of BUET’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall on the night of October 8 last year. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead.
Abrar Fahad’s father Barkatullah filed a murder case with the Chawkbazar police station on October 7, accusing 19 people of the incident. On November 13 last year, the investigation officer of the case, DB police inspector (unarmed) Md. Wahiduzzaman filed a chargesheet against 25 people. Abrar was a second-year student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at BUET.