A second-year law student at Jagannath University, Mehedi Hasan belongs to the BCL group led by campus unit General Secretary Sirajul Islam.
Photographs of the Bishwajit murder show Mehedi hitting Bishwajit with an iron rod in front of the Intensive Dental Care on Johnson Road.
Known on the campus as a BCL cadre, Mehedi also attacked the JnU correspondent of Daily Sokaler Khobor on October 10 last year, said JnU correspondents of other national dailies.
A case was also filed against him in this connection.
Academic information of Parvez Suman was not available but a senior BCL leader of the JnU unit said Suman was one of the assailants who directly took part in the murder.
Photographs show him wearing a black and white check shirt and beating Bishwajit with an iron rod.
Hailing from Khulna, Azizul Islam is a master’s final-year student of philosophy and an active BCL activist, said campus sources.
In newspaper photos and television footage, he was seen wearing a shawl and hitting Bishwajit.
A fourth-year chemistry student, Rajon Talukder was seen on TV footage (including on ATN Bangla and Ekattur) to launch the initial attack, stabbing Bishwajit with a knife.
Originally from Netrokona, he is an active BCL activist, said campus sources, adding that he left the scene immediately after wounding Bishwajit.
Rajon was involved in many BCL factional clashes on the campus in the last few years.
A master’s third-semester student of statistics, Minhaz Mirza is an activist of Sirajul Islam group.
He was seen wearing red shoes and an off-white jacket and pounding Bishwajit.
Rafiqul Islam Rafique is a third-year student of political science at JnU, belonging to Sirajul Islam faction, sources said.
He indiscriminately beat the victim with an iron rod near the dental clinic, show photos and video footage of the killing.
Wearing jeans and a black full sleeve T-shirt, he continued hitting Bishwajit even as he was trying to escape the attack.
Saiful Islam is a fourth-year student of history and an active BCL man on the campus. He belongs to Sirajul Islam faction.
Saiful, wearing a black blazer and blue jeans, hit Bishwajit with an iron rod, photographs show.
Even as Bishwajit tried to flee the scene in his last attempt to save his life, Saiful was among others who caught the victim and continued hitting him.
THE OTHER MURDERERS
Through its own investigation, The Daily Star in the last few days identified eight other JnU students who directly took part in the murder. Their identities were published on Tuesday and Thursday. Eyewitnesses, general students and the political peers of the assailants confirmed their identities and involvement with the campus BCL.
The eight are Rafiqul Islam Shakil, Obhidul Quader, Emdadul Haque, Meer Md Noore Alam, Mahfuzur Rahman, Rasheduzzaman Shaon, Mohammad Uzzal and Mohammad Rintu.
Photos obtained by this paper show each of them either hacking or beating Bishwajit.
Source: The Daily Star