A Bangladeshi undergrad understudy killed in his residence on Sunday days subsequent to scrutinizing the administration online was beaten for a few hours before he kicked the bucket, witnesses told the BBC.
Individual understudies state Abrar Fahad was taken from his room around 20:00 (14:00 GMT) and beaten at any rate four hours.
The specialist who played out the dissection on Fahad, who was 21, affirmed to the BBC his body was vigorously wounded.
Fahad learned at Dhaka’s Bangladesh University of Engineering (Buet).
A few individuals from the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) – the adolescent wing of the overseeing Awami League party – were confined regarding the passing.
The BCL has been generally blamed for utilizing torment and blackmail against understudies.
Students at the Bangladesh University of Engineering protest after Fahad’s death
CCTV footage from Fahad’s dormitory showed several men carrying the victim’s body. Police detained nine men from the dorm, including at least five BCL activists.
By Tuesday the number of arrests had risen to 13, police said, all from Buet, while six more suspects are being sought.
Dhaka deputy police commissioner Munstasirul Islam confirmed the student had been beaten to death.
Dr Sohel Mahmud, head of the forensic department at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, who examined Fahad’s body, told the BBC: “There was a lot of blunt force trauma in his body. We think he died of attack with blunt objects.”
BCL members quoted by local media said Fahad had been “questioned” and beaten over alleged links to an Islamist party. That came after he wrote a post on social media criticising the government over a water-sharing deal with India.
In a statement, the BCL said that after carrying out investigations it had expelled 11 members of its Buet division, bdnews24.com reports.