BUET student Fardin died by suicide, concludes police probe

Fardin’s father Kazi Nuruddin Rana, who had rejected the police findings, says he will appeal against the investigation report

Court Correspondentbdnews24.com
Published : 6 Feb 2023, 04:15 PM
Updated : 6 Feb 2023, 04:15 PM

Police have submitted the final report on their investigations into the death of Fardin Noor Parash, nearly two months after concluding that the BUET student died by suicide.

Inspector Mohammad Yasin Shikder of police’s Detective Branch filed the report with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrates’ Court of Dhaka on Monday.

“I’ve mentioned Fardin’s frustration over his failure to collect airfare to join a debate competition in Spain and to pay for expenses for the study of his younger brothers and other factors as the reasons behind his suicide,” Yasin said.

The investigator interrogated 12 witnesses but found no evidence of murder. The court is set to hear the report on Feb 14.

Fardin’s father, Kazi Nuruddin Rana, who had rejected the police findings, told bdnews24.com he would appeal against the investigation report.

Nuruddin started a murder case against Amatullah Bushra, a friend who was the last known person to see Fardin, after the BUET student’s death. Bushra was released on bail on Jan 10 after the law enforcers said Fardin died by suicide.

Fardin left home in Demra’s Konapara for a BUET hall of residence on Nov 4, saying he would study with his friends for an exam the following day.

But he did not appear for the exam, prompting his friends to inform the family of the development. The family then filed a general diary with the police in Rampura, where he was seen for the last time.

Citing CCTV footage and mobile phone location data, the investigators said Fardin took his own life by jumping off Sultana Kamal Bridge in Demra. Police had also investigated whether drug peddlers murdered him but later scrapped the angle.