Police on Saturday rescued a schoolgirl a day into her abduction in Joypurhat district and arrested the prime accused on charge of killing her brother during the kidnapping.
The arrestee is Md Shipon, 35, son of Md Bahar Uddin of Khanjanpur village in Joypurhat Municipality.
With Shipon, six people were arrested in connection with the abduction and killing, said police.
At 11:30pm on Friday, a gang of 14/15, allegedly led by Shipon, in a microbus swooped on the house of the ninth grader in Paikartoli area under Sadar upazila and abducted her, said family sources.
The abductors also stabbed Sabuj, the 28-year-old brother of the girl, dead as he tried to resist them from kidnapping his sister.
In an overnight raid, the law enforcers arrested five people for their alleged involvement in the abduction and murder, said Md Abdur Rashid, officer in-charge of Sadar Police Station.
Arrestees Jahurul Islam, Razan Mia, Manik Mia, Saurav and Roni are professional killers and abductors. Prime accused Shipon hired the five from Nataipara village in Bogra Sadar upazila for the mission, he said.
On secret information, a team of police raided a house at Bhadsha Bazar in Sadar upazila on Saturday night, rescued the girl and arrested Shipon.