US envoy for 'full investigation' into Abrar murder

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 23:52, Oct 10, 2019 | Updated : 00:12, Oct 11, 2019

Earl Robert Miller FILE PHOTOThe United States Embassy in Dhaka has called for a 'full investigation' into the brutal killing of the BUET student Abrar Fahad, who was allegedly beaten to death by Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) BUET unit leaders for a Facebook post.
"Freedom of expression is a fundamental right in any democracy. We join all voices asking for a full investigation," Ambassador Earl R Miller said in a message shared on US Embassy Facebook page on Friday (Oct 10).
“I am shocked and saddened by the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad... offer [my] heartfelt condolences to his family,” Miller said.

Abrar, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, was found dead in the stairway of the Sher-e-Bangla dormitory in the early hours of Oct 7.
He was beaten to death reportedly by the university BCL leaders for his Facebook status regarding the instruments signed between India and Bangladesh and for his alleged involvement with Islami Chhatra Shibir, Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing.
Quoting the students of the dormitory, police said that he was called up from his room at 7:30pm on Oct 6.
Later, his body was found on the first-floor stairway of the hall at 2am on Monday and post mortem reports showed that he was beaten of death.
His father filed a murder case against 19 people with Chawkbazar police station on Monday evening and BCL later expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization.
The incident sparked nationwide protests with protesters demanding justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the killers.