Bounty on 5 for double murder in Moulvibazar
12:00 AM, December 11, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:10 AM, December 11, 2017

Bounty on 5 for double murder in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar police has announced a Tk 50,000 bounty on each of the five suspects in the murder of two students at Moulvibazar Government High School Thursday evening.

The law enforcers announced the bounty after primarily identifying the suspects.

Meanwhile, police detained two more youths yesterday afternoon in connection with the murder.

Mohammad Shahjalal, superintendent of Moulvibazar police, said the five suspects were Sony, Mahdi, Tushar, Soumik, and Protik.

Two students -- Shahbab Rahman, 23, and Mahi Ahmed, 18 -- died from injuries at Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital Thursday evening around half an hour after they were stabbed allegedly by members of their rival Bangladesh Chhatra League group.

Shahbab was a student of Moulvibazar Government College and Mahi an SSC examinee of the high school.

The BCL has, however, claimed that the two boys were not their members or activists.

Police in two drives yesterday afternoon detained Al Jamil, 18, of Fatehpur village under Moulvibazar Sadar upazila, and Kanak Das, 18, of Paboi village of Kulaura upazila in connection with their alleged involvement in the murder, said Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Moulvibazar Sadar Police Station.  

Jamil was detained in Sherpur area of the Sadar upazila and Kanak in Kulaura upazila, the OC added.

On Friday, police detained Rubel Ahmed, 22, in Moulvibazar town in connection with the murder.

Shahbab's mother Selina Chowdhury last night filed a case against 12 people in connection with the double murder, OC Sohel said.

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