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Fardin’s father: Media reports about my son’s drug use not true

The accusations are made to discourage the protesters seeking justice for Fardin’s murder, says Kazi Nuruddin Rana

Update : 14 Nov 2022, 02:40 PM

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Fardin Noor Parash's father, Kazi Nuruddin Rana, on Monday said that the media reports about Fardin's drug use are not true.

“He has been accused of drug involvement in order to demoralize the protesters seeking justice for my son's murder,” he said during a human chain at Buet's central Shaheed Minar. 

Answering a reporter's question, Fardin's father said: “My son could not even tolerate the smell of cigarettes. None of my sons smoke. However, people are saying Fardin used to take phensedyl.”

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This is nothing but just a mere try to demotivate the protestors who have been demanding justice for Fardin, he added. 

Later, regarding prime suspect Bushra and Ayesha, Fardin's father said: “My family did not know any of the women. The only reason why Bushra was suspected is that she was with Fardin till 10pm the night before Fardin disappeared and was killed.”

He also added that they were not informed of the case's progress since they filed a general diary (GD) until police found Fardin's body.

In a statement read in the human chain, Buet students said they were shocked and angry at the tragic death of Fardin. 

“Seven days have already passed since Fardin's body was recovered. According to the news published in print media and online portals, till now the real killer has not been identified and the reason for the murder has not yet been fully revealed,” says the letter.

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“We have confidence in the law enforcement agency's investigation. We believe that they will continue to investigate Fardin's murder with utmost diligence. We hope they will identify the real culprits and bring them to justice as soon as possible.” adds the letter.

Police recovered Fardin's body from the Shitalakshya River, behind a cotton mill at Siddhirganj, on November 7, three days after he went missing.

On November 8, Sheikh Farhad, a physician at Narayanganj General Hospital where the autopsy was done, said there were several injury marks on Fardin's head and body.

On November 10, Fardin's father Kazi Nuruddin Rana filed a case against his son's friend Amatullah Bushra, a 3rd-year student of East West University, and several unidentified people in connection with the death at Rampura police station.

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