Police have arrested Md Mizanur Rahman, the roommate of slain engineering student Abrar Fahad, in connection with the murder inside a residential hall in the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
He was apprehended by detectives from room 1011 of BUET's Sher-e-Bangla Hall around 12pm on Thursday, said DMP Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Masudur Rahman.
Mizanur is a third-year student of water resources engineering at the university. He was not, however, among the 19 named in the case started by Abrar's father, according to Masudur.
Earlier, police arrested Amit Saha, the deputy secretary of legal affairs to BUET's Chhatra League unit from the capital's Sabujbagh.
Amit, who is the resident of room 2011 where the incident occurred, is considered by many as a key suspect in the murder. But he was not named as a suspect in the case, leading to a lot of speculation over the last few days.
Abrar, a second year student of electrical engineering at BUET, was a resident of room 1011 at the Sher-e-Bangla Hall. He shared the room with Mizanur, from the 2015 batch, along with 'Rafi', from the 2017 batch, and mechanical engineering student Tanvir Ahmed Antim.
He was reportedly bludgeoned to death with cricket stumps and sticks by BCL men over a post he made to Facebook protesting against a recent deal between Bangladesh and India. His body was found on the first-floor stairway of the hall
A BCL probe into the incident found that the men were drunk at the time of the attacks and later expelled 11 members from the organisation.
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