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BNP expels lawyer for defending Abrar murder suspects

Published: October 09, 2019 13:59:16 | Updated: October 11, 2019 20:39:06


BNP has expelled its lawyers’ front leader Advocate Morsheda Khatun Shilpi for defending in court the alleged killers of BUET student Abrar Fahad.

Morsheda, a member of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, has been stripped of all posts for ‘violating party discipline,’ said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in a press release on Wednesday.

The body of Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering at BUET, was found on the staircase of his hall residence in the early hours of Monday, bdnews24.com reported.

It has been alleged that BCL men tortured Abrar reportedly over a Facebook post protesting against a recent deal between Bangladesh and India.

Police have arrested 10 BCL activists, including BUET BCL General Secretary Mehedi Hassan Russel in connection with the incident. 

Abrar’s father started a case against 19 people with the capital's Chawkbazar police on Monday.

Morsheda has faced criticism on social media after it was reported in the media that she was appearing in the Dhaka Magistrate Court on behalf of the accused.

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