Abrar murder: Amit Saha, Toha on 5-day remand

Abrar murder: Amit Saha, Toha on 5-day remand

Two accused including BCL leader Amit Saha were placed on a five-day remand each today in Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case.

The accused are Amit Saha, a student of 16th batch of Buet’s civil engineering department and also Chhatra League’s deputy law secretary of Buet unit, and Hossain Mohammad Toha of mechanical engineering department.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansary passed the order after DB Inspector Md Wahiduzzaman, also the investigation officer of the case, produced the duo before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.

Yesterday, Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested three students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology ( Buet) -- Amit, Toha and Abrar’s roommate Mizanur Rahman Mizan -- in connection with the murder of Abrar.

Amit was arrested from Dhaka’s Sabujbagh while Mizan, a student of Buet’s water resources engineering department, from the campus and Toha from Mawna of Gazipur, police said.

Today, the court also sent Mizan to jail as he was sick.

Abrar, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department of Buet, died after he was brutally beaten allegedly by some Chhatra League men at dormitory of the university between 7:00pm Sunday and 2:30am on Monday, October 7, 2019.

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

Law enforcers suspect, Abrar was attacked because of one of his recent Facebook posts, which seemed critical of some recent deals with India.

Later, Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 with the Chawkbazar Police Station.