Dhaka – The process of investigation into the murder of engineering student will be completed in the shortest possible time to prepare the charge-sheet soon, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Thursday.
“Police will press the charges after a flawless investigation is done,” the home minister told reporters at his office in Dhaka.
The minister’s comment came four days after Abrar Fahad was beaten to death at his hostel on Monday in Dhaka’s Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology allegedly by the ruling party supporters.
Fahad was reportedly beaten by the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of the Awami League party, for his social media post on Facebook criticizing a water-sharing deal Bangladesh recently inked with neighbouring India.
The death sparked widespread protest among university students across Bangladesh asking for swift trial into the case.
The minister said the investigators arrested 14 people based on footage of closed-circuit camera in connection with the murder.
“We all are shocked at the murder of Abrar,” he said adding that investigation into the murder was going on.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that the killers would not be spared even though they are the members of her own party. Hasina also unveiled her plan to conduct search operation at the university dormitories to dismantle the criminal activities conducted by a section of students.
The home minister referred to the Prime Minister’s directive and said that he would talk to the university authorities to conduct such searches.