PM Hasina assures family of quick disposal of Abrar murder case
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said she has directed the law minister to look for a way for the quick disposal of the Abrar Fahad murder case.
“I’ve already asked the law minister to find out a way for the quick disposal of the case (Abrar Fahad killing),” she said.
The prime minister said this while the family members of Abrar Fahad met her at her official residence Ganabhaban.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
Abrar’s Father Barkat Ullah and mother Rokeya Khatun expressed their profound gratitude to the prime minister as she is dealing with the matter from the position of a mother.
They said they do not have any word to express their gratitude for playing the role from the position of a mother.
They also expressed their gratitude to the administration, police and the people of the country for their all-out support and cooperation.
After the incident, Hasina said, they did not see who belong to which party. “I don’t want to see who belongs to which party. To me, killers are just killers, criminals are just criminals,” she said.
The prime minister said she does not have the words to console them as what they have lost. “Please look at me, I’ve lost everything in just one night, I understand the pain of losing close ones.”
Hasina said the killers are not human being. “How they could kill a person with whom they were sitting and studying [every day]!” she said.
After the incident, the prime minister said, police personnel were directed to collect the CCTV footage. “But it’s not clear to me why some of the Buet students created obstacles towards collection of the footage,” she said.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said that on arrival of the prime minister at the meeting room, Abrar’s mother embraced her and burst into tears. The prime minister held her with great affection for some time and sat down beside her instead of her designated chair.
Abrar Fahad’s brother Abrar Faiz, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, joint secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Kusthia Sadar upazila AL general secretary and upazila chairman Ataur Rahman were, among others, at the meeting.
Abrar, a second-year student of BUET’s electrical and electronic engineering department, was beaten to death by a group of BCL men at the university’s Sher-e-Bangla Hall on 7 October.
Later, his father filed a murder case against 19 BUET students, mostly BCL leaders of the BUET unit, and several other unnamed accused with Chawkbazar police station.