A Dhaka court has fixed 16 February to deliver the verdict on the murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy.
Judge Mojibur Rahman of the Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal set the date for the verdict on Thursday after hearing concluding arguments from the prosecution and the defense.
According to the case statement, Avijit Roy was attacked near Suhrawardy Udyan in the TSC area of Dhaka University on 26 February 2015 around 9:15pm.
He was then rushed to Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around 10:30pm.
On 27 February, Avijit's father, prominent educationist Prof Dr Ajay Roy, filed a murder case with the Shahbagh police station.
On 13 March 2019, charge sheet was filed against six individuals in a Dhaka court.
The six accused in the case are sacked military officer Sayed Mohammad Ziaul Haque alias Maj Zia, Abu Siddique Sohel alias Shahab, Mozammel Hossain alias Saymon alias Shahriar, Arafat Rahman alias Siam, Shafiur Rahman Farabi, and Akram Hossain alias Abir alias Adnan.
On 11 April 2019, Dhaka Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge Mojibur Rahman accepted the charge sheet.
On 1 August the same year, Judge Rahman issued an order to proceed with the trial by forming charges against the accused.
Of 34 witnesses in the case, 28 testified at various stages during the trial.