Hearing deffered as Abrar`s father is sick
Published: 05:12 PM, 20 September 2020
The hearing of the case lodged over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad has been deferred until October 5.
Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 deferred the hearing as plaintiff of the case Abrar’s father Md Barkat Ullah is sick
Today was fixed for recording deposition of Barkat Ullah, also the first prosecution witness (PW) of the case. It has been reported that Abrar's father is suffering from jaundice.
Earlier on September 15, the tribunal framed charges against all 25 accused in the case and had set today to record deposition of the PW.
The tribunal on September 9 had set September 15 to pass the indictment order as both prosecution and defence concluded their part of the hearing on charge framing on that day.
Earlier on November 13, 2019, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court took into cognizance the charge sheet in the case filed by Detective Branch (DB) of police against 25 accused.
The case was later transferred to the speedy trial tribunal, allowing a plea of Abrar’s father.
The 25 accused are - Mehedi Hasan Russel, Anik Sarker, Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Md Mehedi Hasan Robin, Md Meftahul Islam Jeon, Muntassir Alam Jemmy, Khandaker Tabakkharul Islam Tanvir, Md Muzahidur Rahman, Muhtasim Fuad, Md Moniruzzaman Monir, Md Akash Hossain, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Md Mazedul Islam, Shamim Billah, Moaj Abu Hurayra, ASM Nazmus Sadat, Istiak Ahammed Munna, Amit Saha, Md Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan, Shamsul Arefin Rafat, SM Mahmud Setu, Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amatya Islam and Mostaba Rafid.
According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the gruesome murder directly and the other played role in the crime one way or another. Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before the court.
BUET students and the varsity authorities found the seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on first-floor stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead at around 6.30 am on October 7, 2019.
Abrar’s father filed the case with Chawkbazar Police Station against 19.