The 22-year-old was beaten to death by Chhatra League men inside a Buet dormitory in October last year
The Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 has fixed September 2 to hold hearing on charge framing in a case lodged over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad.
Judge Abu Jafar Md Kamaruzzaman passed the order on Sunday, bench clerk Shamsuddin told BSS.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court on March 18 transferred the case to the tribunal. Law Minister Anisul Huq on March 12 had signed necessary documents to transfer the case.
Earlier, on November 13, 2019, the court took into cognizance the charge sheet in the case filed by the Detective branch (DB) of police against 25 accused.
The accused, most of them Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists, 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 Amartya Islam and Mostaba Rafid.
According to the police, of the 25 accused, 11 took part directly in beating Abrar to death in several phases in Room No 2011 of Buet’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall between 10pm on October 6 and 2:30am October 7, 2019.
The other 14 played role in the crime one way or another.
Of those arrested, eight have given confessional statements before court.
Buet students and the varsity authorities found seemingly lifeless body of Abrar, 22, on first-floor stairs of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him dead around 6:30am on October 7, 2019.
Abrar’s father filed the murder case later at Chawkbazar Police Station against 19. Police then pressed charges against 25.