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Abrar murder: Buet graduate detained

  • Published at 11:35 pm October 27th, 2019
Abrar Fahad
File photo of Abrar Fahad Collected

With Setu, 21 people have been detained so far in connection with the case

The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has detained a recent graduate of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) in connection with the Abrar Fahad murder case.

The detainee, SM Mahmud Setu, graduated from the Chemical Engineering Department of the university.

A team of detectives apprehended Setu in Dhaka's Banglamotor area around 7:00pm on Sunday, according to DMP news.

With Setu, 21 people have been detained so far in connection with the case.

During primary investigation, Setu said he was a 14th batch student of Buet and completed his Bachelor of Science this April.

He used to stay at the Room Number 2012 of Sher-e-Bangla Hall and works at a pharmaceutical company in Manikganj as a chemical engineer.

Although his name was not cited in the first information report, Setu was detained based on confessional statements of the other arrestees and relevant evidences in connection with Abrar murder, the news portal said.

What happened to Abrar Fahad?

Abrar Fahad, a student 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 Bangladesh Chhatra League members.

Abrar's father filed a murder case against 19 people at Chawkbazar police station in the evening of October 7.