A Dhaka court on Sunday deferred the witness deposition in the murder case filed over the death of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad until October 5.
Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Abu Zafor Mohammad Kamruzzaman passed the order as Abrar’s father Barkatullah, the case’s plaintiff is sick, said his lawyers.
The tribunal on September 15 framed charges against 25 accused.
Three accused have been absconding since the incident.
On November 13, 2019, DB police submitted the charge-sheet accusing 25 people in the case.
On November 18, Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge court took into cognizance charge-sheet.
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 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.
Of the accused, 22 are now in jail and have pleaded not guilty after the court read out the charges against them during the indictment.
The fugitives accused are- Morsheduzzaman Jisan, Ehteshamul Rabbi Tanim and Muztaba 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 court.
Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of Buet, died after he was brutally beaten by some BCL men at Sher-e-Bangla hall of the university in the early hours of October 7 last year.
The victim’s father Barkatullah filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station in Dhaka against 19 students of BUET after the murder.
BDST: 1323 HRS, SEP 20, 2020