Four more Zubair murder accused surrender, sent to jail

The Daily Star July 16, 2012

A Dhaka court on Monday sent four BCL men, accused in Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case, to jail after their surrender before the court on Monday.

The accused – Najmul Hossein Plabon, Kamruzzaman Sohag, Majharul Islam and Mahamudul Hasan Masud – are JU students.

Judicial Magistrate Washim Shiekh ordered to send them to jail after rejecting their bail prayers.

জুবায়ের হত্যা: আত্মসমর্পণের পর ৪ আসামি কারাগারে

জুবায়ের হত্যা মামলার চার আসামি কারাগারে

Zubair, an honours final year student of English department of the university, was brutally tortured and stabbed by the accused and some others on January 8 over previous enmity. He succumbed to his injuries at a city hospital the next day.

Of the total 13 accused, the four activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League surrendered to the court.

Four other students — Khandaker Ashikul Islam alias Ashik and Zahid Hasan of zoology department, Mahabub Akram of government and politics, and Najmus Sakib Topu of biochemistry and molecular biology department–were arrested earlier and are now in jail.

Another five accused — Khan Mohammad Rais of zoology department, Rashidul Islam and Ishtiaq Mehbub (Arup), Shafiul Alam Setu and Abhinandon Kundu of statistics department – remaining absconding.

On April 15, a Dhaka court issued arrest warrants against Plabon, Sohag, Majharul and Masud and the five fugitive accused.

The IO on April 8 pressed charges against 13 BCL activists, including the nine fugitives, for their alleged involvement in the killing. They are all honours final year students.

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