104 indicted in RU student Faruque killing case

RAJSHAHI, A total of 104 people, including convicted Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, were indicted in the killing case of Rajshahi University (RU) student and Chhatra League activist Faruque Hossain here today.

Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Enayet Karim framed the charge in

presence of 60 accused including Sayeedi, who is a lifeterm convict by

International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in the crowded courtroom.

Additional Public Prosecutor Siraji Shawkat Saleheen, who is conducting

the case on behalf of the state, told the journalists that the court indicted

104 out of total 110 accused in the case.

Of the total accused, six died while 47 remained absconding.

According to the prosecution, a gang of Shibir activists carried out armed

attacks on the leaders and activists of Chhatra League on RU campus and

killed Faruque Hossain on February 9, 2010.

Later, the Shibir men dumped the body into a manhole located behind

Shahmukhdum Hall.

The then RU unit General Secretary of Chhatra League Mazedul Islam lodged

a case with Motihar Police Station mentioning names of 35 leaders and workers

of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of JamaateIslami, and many other

unidentified persons as accused of the case.

Later, frontranking leaders of JamaateIslami Motiur Rahman Nizami, Ali

Ahsan Muhammad Mujaheed and Delwar Hossain Sayedee along with some others

were made accused in the case.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)