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Autopsy report: Abrar was beaten to death

  • Published at 03:05 pm October 7th, 2019
Abrar Fahad
File photo of Abrar Fahad Collected

Abrar was allegedly beaten to death by Chhatra League leaders for his alleged involvement with Chhatra Shibir

An autopsy report has confirmed that Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad was beaten to death by blunt objects.

Associate Professor Dr Sohel Mahmud, forensic department head of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Monday.

He said they have found numerous injury marks on Abrar's body during the examination.

Abrar Fahad, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was allegedly beaten to death by some Chhatra League leaders for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir - the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Two Chhatra League leaders were detained in connection with the murder of a Bangladesh University of Abrar and taken to police custody for questioning.

The two detainees are - Buet Chhatra League General Secretary Mehedi Hasan Rasel, and Joint Secretary Muttakim Fuad, who is also the vice president of Sher-e-Bangla hall.

On Sunday night, around 8pm, some third year students summoned Abrar and other second year students to room no 2011 of Sher-e-Bangla Hall, claimed Ashikul Islam Bitu, a second year student of chemical engineering department, also the assistant secretary of Buet Chhatra League.

Seeking anonymity, a Chhatra League leader claimed Anick Sarker, information and research affairs secretary of Buet Chhatra League, also a fourth year student of mechanical engineering; and Amit Shaha, deputy law affairs secretary of the same unit, led the attack on him.