Abrar’s death: 2 BCL leaders held amid mass protest in BUET

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Two leaders of Bangladesh Engineering University (BUET) unit Chhatra League have been picked up over the alleged murder of a student of Sher-E-Bangla Hall of the institution.

The detainees are–BUET unit BCL Vice-President Mustakim Fuad and General Secretary Mehedi Hasan.

Confirming the detention, Chawkbazar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Sohrab Hossain said: “The BCL leaders have been captured for quizzing over the death of Abrar Fahad, 21, a 2nd-year student of electrical and electronics engineering department of the institution.”

Abrar was allegedly beaten to death inside Sher-E-Bangla Hall of the institution early Monday.

According to the general BUET students, the hall unit Chhatra League members allegedly beat Abrar to death inside the dorm over a Facebook post.

The BCL members called the victim to room no 2011 around 8 pm on Sunday for posting a status on Facebook. Later, he was found dead on the stairs around 2:30 am.

The news of Abrar’s death sparked a widespread agitation among the general students of the institution. Students have brought out several processions inside the campus, seeking justice.

During the demonstration, they chanted slogans against the BCL members and demanded exemplary punishments of the involved BCL men.

They have took position outside the office of the hall provost around 12 noon.

The protesting students said they will continue their agitation until Abrar gets justice.

Peoples Time/jj

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