Update October 11, 2019

Dhaka 11-03 pm, 24-February, 2021

BUET students continue demonstrations for 5th day

Mirajul Moin Joy

Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) continued their protests for the 5th consecutive day on Friday demanding justice for Abrar Fahad.

Several hundred students of the university gathered in front of the Shaheed Minar of the university around 11:20am with placards and chanted different slogans demanding capital punishment of Abrar’s killers.

The students are scheduled to meet vice-chancellor professor Saiful Islam in the afternoon over their 10-point demand.

Expulsion of all the identified killers from the university for life within 72 hours, trial of the case under a tribunal, expulsion of the raggers who mentally and physically torture students for differences of opinions, bearing all the expenses of Abrar murder case by the BUET administration and compensation for Abrar’s family and banning party politics on the campus are among the demands.

Abrar, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of Buet, was beaten to death reportedly by BCL leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.

He was found dead on the staircase of the dormitory early Monday.

Meanwhile, one of the accused confessed to his part at a court. In grueling murder description, murder accused Ifti Mosharraf alias Shokal said murder Chhatra League men brutally beat up BUET student Abrar Fahad with cricket stumps and a thick skipping rope. He fell to the ground writhing in pain. They dragged him up and began thrashing him again. After this assault continued for an hour or so, Abrar began to vomit. He vomited three times and then became inert.

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