The one-man judicial committee, formed on August 10 to probe the killing of six students at Amin Bazaar in Savar, visited the places of occurrence on Saturday along with the lone survivor of the brutal lynching that took place in the early hours of July 18.
The judicial committee of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Utpal Chowdhury, amidst tight security, took the survivor, Al Amin, to Amin Bazaar in the morning.
Al Amin, whose arm was bandaged and who wore a helmet and bullet-proof vest for security, identified the two places where the six students were killed by a group of youths.
The six victims were Sitaf Jabid Munif of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Shams Rahim Shamam of Maple Leaf International School, Tipu Sultan of Tejgaon College, Towhidur Rahman Palash, Kamruzzaman Kanto and Ibrahim Khalil of Mirpur Bangla College.
Al Amin had earlier told New Age that he, along with the six others, went to Amin Bazaar on an outing after offering their special prayers on early July 18.
‘We reached the BIWTA launch terminal near the Amin Bazaar bridge. As rain began to fall, we split into two groups, one of which took shelter in a makeshift hut in the area,’ he said.
According to Al Amin, some 15 to 20 youths suddenly appeared and started beating up the group in the hut, killing them all mercilessly.
‘Then the youths, most of whom were 20 to 30 years in age, approached us, snatched our money and mobile phones, and assailed me. When Palash, one of the victims, protested, they beat him to death, and Kanta was killed by them at the same time,’ he told New Age.
On August 10 Utpal Chowdhury was asked to probe the incident and submit a report within 30 days in compliance with an order that the High Court had issued on August 3.
He told New Age that he started work on August 11 and recorded the statements of various people.
‘I will submit the probe report before the deadline,’ he said.
-With New Age input