Abrar murder suspect held while ‘fleeing to India’

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:35, Oct 15, 2019 | Updated : 16:21, Oct 15, 2019

A wall graffiti depicts justice for Abrar Fahad, the BUET student who was brutally bludgeoned to death in his dormitory. PHOTO/SAZZAD HOSSAINThe Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has detained another suspect in the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad.
ASM Nazmus Sadat was detained while allegedly fleeing to India through Dinajpur district’s Biram upazila early on Tuesday (Oct 15).
Confirming the matter to Bangla Tribune, Birampur police OC Moniruzzaman said that a team of DB police came to Dinajpur based on a tip-off that Sadat was fleeing to India through Hili border.
The OC said that he was arrested from a relative’s house and brought back to Dhaka.
So far police have arrested 20 people over the murder that has sparked outrage and calls for banning student politics on campus.
On Oct 7, Abrar, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering department of the university, was beaten to death.
A group of BCL BUET unit leaders and activists bludgeoned Abrar to death allegedly for his social media post criticizing the recent Bangladesh-India deal on sharing the water of Five River.
Abrar's father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case against 19 people with the capital's Chawkbazar police on Monday (Oct 7) evening.
The killing of Abrar sparked protest across the country with protesters demanding justice for and capital punishment for the murderers.
The BUET authorities also banned the activities of all political student bodies on the campus amid the student protest.