As many as 18 prosecution witnesses out of the total 60 have so far testified in the case
A professor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) on Wednesday testified in the case lodged over the murder of its student Abrar Fahad.
Prof Dr Md Mizanur Rahman, also the director of Buet Office of the Director of Students' Welfare, testified as prosecution witness (PW) 18 and was cross-examined by the defence afterwards.
Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 1 adjourned the hearing till November 2.
As many as 18 prosecution witnesses out of the total 60 have so far testified in the case.
The fast-track court on September 15 framed charges against all 25 accused in the case.
Earlier on November 13, 2019, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court took into cognizance the charge sheet in the case filed by the Detective Branch (DB) of police against 25 accused.
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.
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According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part in the gruesome murder directly and the others played a role in the crime in one way or another.
Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before the court.
Buet students and the university authorities found the seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on the first-floor stairs of the Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead at around 6:30am on October 7, 2019.
Abrar’s father filed a case over the incident with Chawkbazar police station against 19.