"Fardin had injury marks on his head"
The body of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student, Fardin Noor Parash, was shockingly discovered on November 7, 2022.
It was recovered from the Shitalakkhya river near Narayanganj’s Siddhirganj.
Dr Sheikh Farhad, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of Narayanganj General Hospital, confirmed this matter on November 8, 2022, after conducting an autopsy. He reported:
“Fardin had injury marks on his head and different parts of his body.
“There are also injury marks on his chest. He died three days ago and was physically tortured before his death.”
Dr Fahad also added:
“The actual cause of death can be ascertained after receiving the viscera report, but it is certain that he was a victim of murder.”
Fardin’s father, Nur Uddin Rana, filed a case with Rampura police station on November 3, 2022, against his son’s friend, Bushra, and another unidentified person.
Following the filing of the case, police arrested Bushra from the Banasree area in Dhaka.
Bushra is a third-year student at East West University and has been on a five-day remand since her arrest.
Through this gruesome process of having his son missing for three days and then his body getting discovered, Rana demanded justice for his son’s brutal murder. He said to the police:
“When he set out for the campus from home on Friday, he took his mobile, watch, and money bag. But we found nothing of those with the body.”
Home Minister, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, responded to reporters at a function at Rajarbagh Police Lines on November 10, 2022, revealing:
“It is being investigated how Fardin’s body went to Shitalakkhya.”
“We tracked the last location of the BUET student in Gazipur. How his body came to this river from Gazipur later, these issues are being investigated.
“We will give information about this first without a complete investigation, and then this information will be wrong, we do not want to do anything like that.”
Kamal lastly added:
“Law enforcers will find those who are involved in this incident. The accused people will be identified and brought under law.”
Officer-in-charge of Rampura Police station, Rafiqul Islam, moved the case to the Detective Branch unit of Bangladesh Police for investigation on November 10, 2022.
Fardin was a third-year student of BUET’s civil engineering department and a resident of Narayanganj’s Fatullah town.