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Moaz, Shamim remanded in Abrar murder case

  • Published at 04:17 pm October 13th, 2019
File photo of Abrar Fahad Collected

Five of ten accused previously remanded were also sent to jail

A Dhaka court has placed accused Moaz Abu Huraira and Shamim Billah on a five-day remand each, in the Abrar murder case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order on Sunday.

Five of the ten accused previously remanded - Mehedi Hasan Rasel, Muhtasim Fuad, Muntasir, Khandaker Tabassarul, and Ishtiaq Munna - were also sent to jail.

Moaz, a student of 17th batch of the electrical and electronic engineering department (EEE) of Buet was detained from sector 14 of Uttara on Saturday morning by a team of the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

He is the son of Mashrur-uz-Zaman, and hails from Pirpur village under Osmanpur thana under Kuliarchar upazila in Kishoreganj.  

DMP Detective Branch arrested Shamim, for his alleged involvement in Abrar's murder, from his village home in Isakur village, under Bhurulia union in Shyamnagar upazila in Satkhira on October 11.

The 21-year-old is a naval architecture and marine engineering student at Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (Buet). 

What happened to Abrar Fahad?

Abrar Fahad, of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, was beaten to death inside the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of October 7.

Several Chhatra League leaders have been accused of mercilessly torturing him for hours and   beating him to death, after accusing him of being involved with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Many other students on campus have also come forth with accounts of severe bullying, harassment and torture by BCL members. 

Abrar's father filed a murder case against 19 people at Chawkbazar police station on evening of October 7. As of Saturday, 19 people have been detained in connection with the case.

Of the detainees, Deputy Social Service Secretary of Buet Chhatra League Ifti Mosharraf Sakal, Sports Secretary Meftahul Islam Zion, and Information and Research Secretary Anik Sarkar gave their confessional statements before a judicial magistrate.