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Abrar murder case verdict: 20 sentenced to death, 5 get life term

Staff Correspondent
Abrar murder case verdict
A Dhaka court has sentenced 20 accused to death and five to life imprisonment in BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case.

Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of the electrical and electronics engineering (EEE) department of BUET, was beaten to death by a group of Chhatra League men at the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall on 7 October 2019.

Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 announced the verdict in the sensational killing today.

Earlier in the day, 22 accused among 25 were produced before the court.

The death row convicts are - Mehedi Hassan Rasel, Anik Sarker, Mehedi Hassan Robin, Ifty Mosharaf Sakal, Moniruzzaman Monir, Meftahul Islam Jiyon, Majedur Rahman, Muzahidur Rahman, Tabakhairul Islam Tanvir, Hossein Mohammad Toha, Shamim Billah, Nazmus Sadat, Muntasir Al Jemi, Mizanur Rahman, Mahmud Setu, Shamsul Arifin Rafat, Morshed Omorto Islam, Ehtesamul Rabbi, Morshed Uzzaman Jishan and Mujtaba Refeed.

The lifetimers are - Muhtasim Fuyad, Akash Hossain, Mowaz Abu Huraira, Omit Shaha, and Ishtiaq Hassan Munna.

Among the accused, Jishan, Rafeed, and Tanim are absconding.

After the brutal killing of Abrar Fahad, his father Barkatullah later filed a murder case with Chawkbazar Police Station.

The case was later transferred to the speedy trial tribunal, allowing a plea of Abrar's father.

On 13 November 2019, Detective Branch (DB) Inspector and investigation officer of the case Wahiduzzaman submitted the charge sheet against the 25 accused.

On 15 September 2020, the tribunal framed charges against all 25 accused in the case.

The court recorded statements of 46 witnesses among the 60 witnesses in the case.

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