KUSHTIA: Police beat Abrar Fayaj, who is a younger brother of the murdered BUET student Abrar Fahad.
After offering munajat (prayer) at Abrar’s grave, Vice-Chancellor of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Dr Saiful Islam went to visit the deceased’s home in Kushtia to expresses condolences to the bereaved family members, but villagers obstructed his way.
Police rushed to the spot to tame the situation, resulting in a clash between police and locals. Apart from Abrar Fayaj, his cousin’s wife and a woman got injured in the clash.
The clash took place at Roydanga village under Kumarkhali upazila of the district on Wednesday afternoon (October 9).
According to eyewitnesses, police pushed Fayaj out of the way for asking BUET VC questions like.. “Why has he come now?” “Why came so late?”
Fayaj alleged: “They laid hands on me, pushed me in the chest. Additional Superintendent of Kushtia Police Mostafizur Rahman himself beat me. One of my brothers was beaten to death. Now, police will beat me, huh?”
ASP’s opinion, in this connection, could not be taken so immediately.
Abrar Fahad, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of BUET was allegedly beaten to death at his dorm Sher-e-Bangla Hall early Monday (Oct 7).
The body of Fahad was found lying between the first and second floors of Sher Bangla Hall.
Police arrested 13 persons involved in the murder. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahasan Chowdhury placed ten leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on a five-day remand.
The same court on Tuesday (October 8) fixed November 13 for submission of investigation report of the case.
BDST: 2000 HRS, OCT 9, 2019