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Chhatra League demands capital punishment for Abrar’s killers

  • Published at 04:13 pm October 10th, 2019
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Students holding the dummy coffin on their shoulders and protesting after the absentee funeral prayer (Gayebana Janaza) held in front of Raju Memorial in Dhaka univeristy campus on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The acting president requested Chhatra League leaders to keep an eye on the activities of Chhatra League men to avoid such further tragedies

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has demanded capital punishment of Buet student Abrar Fahad’s killers.

Central Chhatra League acting president Al-Nahean Khan Joy made the statement in a press briefing at Modhur Canteen of Dhaka University on Thursday noon.

He said: "We sincerely urge the government to ensure capital punishment for the killers.”

The acting president also requested Chhatra League leaders to keep an eye on the activities of Chhatra League men in order to avoid such further tragedies.

 Joy said: "I also urge the Chhatra League men to make sure that such incident does not get repeated in any other institution of Bangladesh."

He further requested the government to take exemplary action in this regard, so that no one dares to commit such crimes in future.

Meanwhile, Central Chhatra League, their other units including Dhaka University, brought out a procession from TSC and marched towards the Central Shaheed Minar.

Abrar, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the university, was beaten to death allegedly by some leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Buet unit inside the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in the early hours of Monday.

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

Abrar's father filed a murder case against 19 people at Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening. As of Thursday, 14 people have been detained in the case.

Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) have staged protest for the fourth consecutive day, demanding justice for slain student Abrar Fahad.