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EEE student Abrar's murder: 8 of 25 accused confess in Dhaka

Khalid Umar Malik
29 Nov 2021, 08:24 GMT+10

DHAKA, Bangladesh - The judgment in the 2019 brutal killing of Abrar Fahad, a Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student beaten to death inside a dormitory, has been postponed by a Dhaka court.

Judge of the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal 1 was scheduled to deliver the verdict on Sunday. Still, it was deferred until December 8 because the judgment - initially planned on Sunday - is not prepared yet.

Abrar, a 21-year-old EEE student, was beaten to death by Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders in the university's Sher-e-Bangla Hall in 2019.

Barkat Ullah, Abrar's father, filed a murder case with the Chawkbazar police station, implicating 25 persons.

According to the authorities, 11 of the 25 accused were directly involved in the gruesome murder, while the others somehow played a role in the crime. Eight of those detained have made confessional statements in the investigation.

Abrar, a second-year EEE student, was beaten to death by Chhatra League supporters because of his Facebook postings.

The act sparked outrage on college campuses across the country. Many turned to social media to urge justice for Abrar.

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