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01:45 PM, January 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:04 PM, January 12, 2020

Abrar Fahad killing: Fugitive Morshed Amartya surrenders

One of the four fugitives in Buet student Abrar Fahad killing case was sent to jail after he surrendered to a Dhaka court today.

The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Yasmin Ara sent Amartya to jail after rejecting his bail petition this afternoon.

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Fugitive Morshed Amartya, fomer member of BCL's Buet unit also expelled student of mechanical engineering (batch 17) surrendered to the court around 12:00pm and prayed for his bail in the case.

On October 7, Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronics engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, was beaten to death by a group of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall in Dhaka.

The murder triggered a firestorm of protests on campuses across the country. Many took to social media to demand justice for Abrar.

On the same day of his death, Abrar’s father Barkatullah filed a murder case against 19 Buet students with Chawkbazar Police Station. All are among the charge-sheeted accused.

Eight of the accused made confessional statements before magistrates narrating the horrifying torture. Sixty people are prosecution witnesses in the case.

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