Two of the accused in the Buet student Abrar Fahad murder case gave testimonial statements as defense witnesses on Sunday.
Md Meftahul Islam Jeon and Mehedi Hasan Russel submitted their testimonies before Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1.
The judge has decided to hear further testimonies on Monday.
Special public prosecutor of the court Abu Abdullah Bhuiyan said four more accused in the case will testify as defence witnesses.
So far, 46 of the 60 prosecution witnesses have testified in this case.
On September 15, the court formed charges against the 25 accused in this case.
On November 13, 2019, Detective Branch (DB) Inspector and investigation officer of the case Wahiduzzaman submitted the charge sheet accusing 25.
Of the 25, 19 were accused in the case and police found primary proof of six more being involved in the murder, said the charge sheet.
With 17 of the 19 accused and another five involved in the incident being arrested a total of 22 accused have been arrested in this case so far.
Three of the accused – Jishan, Rafid and Tanim – remain absconding, said police
In the charge sheet police made 60 people prosecution witnesses in the case and submitted 21 pieces of evidence and a seizure list of eight to the court.
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.
His murder sparked nationwide outcry.
On October 7, Abrar’s father Barkat Ullah filed a murder case with the Chawkbazar police station accusing 19 people.
The 25 convict of the case are- Mehedi Hassan Rasel, Muhtasim Fuad, Anik Sarker, Mehedi Hasan Robin, Ifti Mosharraf Shakal, Moniruzzaman Monir, Meftahul Islam Zion, Mazedur Rahman, Muzahidur Rahman Muzahid, Tabakhkharul Islam Tanvir, Hossain Mohammad Toha, Jisan, Md Akash, Md Shamem Billah, Nazmus Sadat, Ahtesamul Rabbi Tanim, Morshed Amartya Islam Moaz, Abu Huraira, Amit Shaha, Muztaba Rafid, Ishtiaq Ahmed Munna, Samsul Arefin Rafat, Mizanur Rahman, and Mahmud Setu.
Source: United News of Bangladesh