UN Correspondent from New York
The United Nations has called for justice in the killing of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said this on Tuesday during the noon briefing at UN headquarter in reply to query over the brutal killing of Abrar Fahad.
Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Buet’s EEE department, was beaten to death allegedly by some BCL leaders at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall sometime between 7:30pm Sunday and 2:30am Monday.
In the briefing UN correspondent M Mushfiqul Fazal asked, “A student of Bangladesh engineering university, Abrar Fahad, killed by the ruling party activists very brutally. And the UN resident coordinator, Mia Seppo, condemned this horrific incident, as this type of incident taking place for free speech more randomly or it's a common phenomenon of Bangladesh. I'm wondering, is Secretary‑General aware of this Government ruling authority that called UN resident coordinator for her statement as she condemned this horrific incident?”
In reply the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said, “The resident coordinator did issue a statement, as did a number of foreign missions in Bangladesh. She did have discussions with the Foreign Ministry.”
“ You know, I think, at this point, we very much recognise the actions taken by the Government in the aftermath of this horrific murder, and we encourage them to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice,” added Dujarric.