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Abrar laid to rest in Kushtia amid demands for justice

  • Published at 11:03 am October 8th, 2019
Abrar Janaza Kushtia
People standing in line to pray the Namaz-e-Janaza of Abrar Fahad at his ancestral home in Kushtia on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

His first namaz-e-janaza was held at Buet Central Mosque on Monday

The body of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad has been buried at his ancestral home in Kushtia.

His body was buried in Raidanga graveyard under Kumarkhali upazila on Tuesday morning. 

People stand around the ambulence carrying Abrar Fahad's dead body to pay final respects at his ancestral home in Kushtia on October 8, 2019 Dhaka TrbuneAbrar Fahad’s third and final namaz-e-janaza was held around 10am. 

Meanwhile, the locals of Raidanga village staged protests, demanding justice for the murder.

An ambulance carrying Abrar's body arrived in Raidanga village around 8:30am in the morning.

A pall of gloom befell the entire village, as locals and Abrar's relatives swarmed  the spot to get a last glimpse of Abrar.

Prior to that, Abrar's body was taken to their residence in Kushtia town via an ambulance, accompanied by his father Barkat Ullah, younger brother Abrar Faiyaz, and several relatives around 5:30am.

Family members and locals present at the Namaz-e-Janaza of Abrar Fahad at his ancestral home in Kushtia on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Dhaka TribuneHis second namaz-e-janaza was held near the residence of Awami League lawmaker Mahbubul Alam Hanif around 6am, Abrar's brother Faiyaz confirmed.

Abrar’s cousin Abu Talha Rasel said a namaz-e-janaza was also held at Buet Central Mosque around 9:45pm on Monday, before family members started for Kushtia.

Agitated locals protesting against the brutal killing of Abrar Fahad in Kushtia on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Abrar, a second year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was beaten to death on Monday.

Some Chhatra League leaders have been accused of beating him for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Meanwhile, Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening.

Later, Bangladesh Chhatra League expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization for their involvement in Abrar’s murder.

Abrar’s death sparked protest across Bangladesh. The protesters have demanded justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the murderers.

As of now, 10 people have been arrested in connection to the murder.


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