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Verdict in Abrar murder case deferred to Dec 8

| Updated: December 18, 2021 14:02:51


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A Dhaka tribunal on Sunday deferred until December 8 the pronouncement of the verdict in Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case.

Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order saying that the verdict in the case has not been prepared yet, reports UNB.

Earlier, police produced 22 accused in the case before the court in the morning.

On November 14, the tribunal fixed the date (November 28) for delivering the judgment after the completion of arguments of both the state and defendants.

In 2019, Abrar, 21, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was beaten to death by Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.

He was found dead on the staircase of the hall in the early hours of October 7 after he was taken to room No-2011 around 8:00pm on October 6 and beaten mercilessly.

On October 7, Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case with the Chawkbazar police station accusing 19 people.

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

On September 15, 2020, the court framed charges against the accused.

The court recorded statements of 47 witnesses among the 60 in the case.

On March 14, this year, 22 accused, arrested in the case, claimed their innocence while testifying in self-defense.

Three of the accused – Jishan, Rafid and Tanim – remained absconding.

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