Protests broke out at several universities in Dhaka and the northern city of Rajshahi following the killing of Abrar Fahad of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Students chanted slogans demanding "justice" and blocked major roads in the two cities. Teachers joined some of the protests. Dhaka deputy police commissioner Munstasirul Islam told AFP that Fahad was beaten to death and that ruling party activists were in custody for questioning. His body was found in his university dorm and media quoted other residents as saying that members of the student wing of the ruling Awami League had interrogated and beaten him. Fahad put up a post on Facebook that went viral hours before his death.
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Bangladesh: Student killing sparks university protests
At around Security guards and eyewitnesses said Alam was screaming as he was pushed into a waiting car , and that the men taped up the CCTV camera and took away its footage. At least seven photojournalists who were taking pictures of the protests were allegedly attacked by activists of the Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student front of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League party.
The father of an engineering student who was beaten to death at his university halls in Bangladesh has demanded justice for his son, as protests against politically motivated attacks on campuses continued. Abrar Fahad, 22, who was allegedly targeted after he criticised the government in a Facebook post, was found dead at his university halls of residence in Dhaka on Monday. They have to hold them accountable. Human rights groups have condemned groups such as BCL, which have been accused of beating student protesters and stifling debate. Last year, university and school students who had launched a protest calling for greater road safety were beaten with sticks and machetes in attacks widely blamed on the Awami League and its youth wing.