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04:53 PM, October 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:17 PM, October 28, 2019

Another accused remanded over Abrar murder

A Dhaka court today placed another Buet student on four-day remand in the Abrar Fahad murder case.

The accused is SM Mahmud Setu, a batch-14 student of Chemical Engineering department.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order after DB Inspector Md Wahiduzzaman, also the case’s investigation officer, produced Setu before the court with seven-day remand prayer.  

Detectives arrested Setu from the capital’s Banglamotor area around 7:00pm Yesterday,

With Setu, a total of 21 accused have so far been arrested in connection with the murder, according to the sources of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

Though his name was not mentioned in the charge sheet, Setu was arrested based on the confessional statements of several arrestees and other relevant evidence, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of DMP yesterday.

Abrar, a second-year students of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department, was beaten to death by a group of Chattra League men at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall between the night of October 6 and early hours of October 7.

Abrar’s father filed a murder case against 19 students of the university, mostly BCL leaders, and several other unnamed accused with Chawkbazar Police Station on October 7.

At least eight accused gave confessional statements narrating horrific descriptions of torturing Abrar to death.

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