Abrar murder suspect Amit Saha held

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 12:30, Oct 10, 2019 | Updated : 13:27, Oct 10, 2019

Amit SahaThe Detective Branch (DB) of police has detained the Deputy Law Affairs Secretary of BUET Chhatra League Amit Saha for his alleged involvement in the killing of Abrar Fahad.
Amit Saha has been detained from a house at the capital’s Sabujbagh area around 11am on Thursday (Oct 10), Dhaka Metropolitan Police DB unit’s Joint Commissioner Mahbub Alam told Bangla Tribune.
“Amit Saha will be produced before the court after primary interrogation,” he 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 Monday (Oct 7).
He was beaten to death allegedly by the university unit Bangladesh Chhatra League (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 Sunday (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 police have made 14 arrests over the matter so far.
Bangladesh Chhatra League later expelled 11 of its members permanently from the organization for their reported involvement in the killing.
The incident sparked nationwide protests with protesters demanding justice for Abrar and capital punishment for the killers.