Narayanganj city ward councillor Jannatul Ferdous Nila was placed on a three-day remand today hours after she was arrested in a case filed for killing a youth in 2013.
Nila is known to be a girlfriend of Nur Hossain, the prime suspect of the gruesome seven-murder in Narayanganj.
Police detained Nila, the female councillor from reserved seat, in Mijmiji area around 12midnight, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting Salauddin, officer-in-charge of Siddhirganj Police Station.
The law enforcers made the arrest acting on confessional statements of two accused -- Sohag and Mona – in the murder case.
During interrogation, the duo claimed that Nila was involved with the murder of one Jewel, who was killed in Siddhirganj area on October 27 last year, the OC said.
Later, the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Zabid Hossain passed the remand order after Siddhirganj police produced Nila before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.
Nila was picked up after she placed her deposition before a probe committee which is dealing with the seven-murder case.
On April 27, seven people -- Nazrul Islam and his four associates and Chandan Sarker and his driver -- were kidnapped separately, but around the same time from the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road.
Six bodies were found in the Shitalakkhya river three days later and another the next day.