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Compensation for Abrar's family: 3 HC benches deny to hear writ

  • Published at 07:53 pm October 15th, 2019
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Some Chhatra League leaders were accused of beating Abrar to death on October 7

Three High Court benches have denied to hear a writ petition which sought Tk10 crore compensation for Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad's family.

Senior lawyer Advocate AKM Faiz on Tuesday went to the bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal for the hearing but the bench denied to hear, though the bench earlier fixed Tuesday's date for hearing.

At the same time the bench also dropped the writ from cause list.

File photo: Students protest demanding complete fulfillment of their 10-point demands, at the Buet campus on Friday, October 11, 2019 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka TribuneLater, the advocate went to two other High Court benches but both they too refused to hear the writ petition.

Advocate Faiz filed the writ on behalf of Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Shahin Babu on Sunday.

The writ also sought the High Court’s directives for a judicial probe committee and ensuring of security for Abrar’s family.

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

Some Chhatra League leaders of the organization's Buet chapter have been accused of beating him to death for his alleged involvement with IslamiChhatraShibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Abrar's father filed a murder case against 19 people at Chawkbazar police station on the day of the murder.

As of Tuesday, 20 people have been arrested in the case and several of them remanded. Some of them gave confessional statements of their involvement in the murder.