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Verdict in Abrar murder case

Abrar’s family satisfy, mother sheds tear in joy

 Kushtia Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:43 PM, 8 December 2021   Updated: 02:29 PM, 8 December 2021

Abrar’s mother’s cry, Abrar in inset (file photo)

Abrar’s mother’s cry, Abrar in inset (file photo)

The verdict in the most discussed case, the Abrar murder case, was handed over today. The court has sentenced 20 people to death and five people to life imprisonment in the murder case of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

The court of Judge Abu Jafar Md. Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 handed over the verdict at noon on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Abrar Fahad’s mother Rokeya Khatun and his younger brother watched the news of the verdict on television in their Kushtia residence.

After hearing the verdict, Abrar Fahad’s mother Rokeya Khatun she in tears and said she was “satisfied” with the verdict. “We want the death penalty for the rest of the others,” she added.

Noted that BUET students and the varsity authorities found the seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on the 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.

He was brutally beaten to death by a couple of BUET students.

Abrar’s father filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station against 19. Police later included names of six others in the list of accused after founding their involvement in the gruesome murder during the investigation.

The total 25 accused in the case 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 and 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. 

Among these, Jisan, Rafid and Tanim are yet to be arrested and are being tried in absentia.