Charge sheet on Abrar murder in a week: police

Staff Correspondent | Published: 18:11, Nov 01,2019 | Updated: 23:58, Nov 01,2019


Abrar Fahad.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s additional commissioner Monirul Islam said on Friday the investigators would submit charge sheet in the case of murdering engineering student Abrar Fahad within a week.

‘Those who involved in the killing are criminals. Now their roles in the Abrar  killing are being identified and a complete charge sheet will be submitted. We are working to submit the charge sheet in the first week of November,’ said Monirul, also the chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, at a debate competition in Dhaka.

Debate for Democracy arranged the competition on whether student politics or decay of values was liable for the killing of Abrar Fahad.

The Debate for Democracy’s chairman Hasan Ahmed Kiron said they hoped a complete charge sheet would be submitted so that no criminals could escape.

The Detective Branch’s additional deputy commissioner Razib Al Masud said so far they arrested 21 suspects over the killing and 16 of them were named in the First Information Report filed by the Abrar’s father.

Of the suspects, eight made statements before separate metropolitan magistrate courts detailing their role during the incident.   

Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was tortured to death by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders in Sher-e-Bangla Hall on October 7, reportedly for his critical views on social media over the recently signed deals between Bangladesh and India.

His killing triggered nationwide protest and academic activities in his university was yet to become normal.

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