A special tribunal in Dhaka has set November 28 for pronouncing judgment in the case of killing Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).
Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman set the date after the prosecution and defence had concluded their trial arguments.
Earlier on October 24, the prosecution sought capital punishment for all the 25 accused in the murder case.
In 2019, Abrar, 21, a second-year student of electrical and electronic engineering, was beaten to death by then Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders at Sher-e-Bangla Hall of the university.
He was found dead on the staircase of the hall in the early hours of October 7 after he was taken to room No-2011 around 8pm on October 6 and beaten mercilessly.
On October 7, Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case with the Chawkbazar police station accusing 19 people.
On November 13, 2019, Detective Branch (DB) Inspector and investigation officer of the case Wahiduzzaman submitted the charge sheet against the 25 accused.
On September 15, 2020, the court framed charges against the accused.
The court recorded statement of 47 witnesses among the 60 witnesses in the case.
On March 14, this year, the arrested 22 accused in the case claimed their innocence while testifying in self-defense.
Three of the accused – Jishan, Rafid and Tanim – remained absconding.