UK shocked over Abrar’s murder

UN demands fair probe, justice

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United Kingdom expressed shock at the killing incident of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Agencies report.

The British High Commission to Dhaka made the reaction in a message of its verified official facebook page on Wednesday.

The high commission said “Shocked and saddened by events at BUET. The #UK stands unconditionally for free speech, media freedom, human rights and the rule of law”.

Meanwhile, United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) Mia Seppo demanded fair investigation and justice over BUET student Abrar Fahad’s murder.

Mia Seppo came up with the call while addressing a program called ‘DCAB Talk’ organized by Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB).

The program held at BIISS auditorium in the city on Wednesday (October 9).

Mia Seppo said they are saddened over BUET student Abrar Fahad’s murder, calling upon the authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

A statement has already been issued from UN in this regard. UK is also shocked and saddened by the BUET incident, Mia Seppo said.

The UK High Commission in a statement said the UK stands unconditionally for free of speech, media freedom, human rights and the rule of law.

Abrar Fahad, a second year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of BUET was allegedly beaten to death at his dorm Sher-e-Bangla Hall early Monday (Oct 7).

The body of Fahad was found lying between the first and second floors of Sher Bangla Hall.

Police arrested 13 persons involved in the murder. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahasan Chowdhury placed ten leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on a five-day remand.

The same court on Tuesday (October 8) fixed November 13 for submission of investigation report of the case. 

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