2 held over murder of Barishal trader
A timber trader was murdered in Barishal city on Friday night and two people were arrested in this connection hours later.
Police arrested Md Rabbi (32) from the city's Rupatoli on Friday night, while Rapid Action Battalion captured Jisan (25) in Jhalakathi early yesterday for allegedly killing Mamun Matabbar, said law enforcers.
Barishal Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Nurul Islam said Rabbi and Jisan demanded Tk 20,000 as extortion from Mamun several days ago, which he refused to pay. Afterwards, the duo and their accomplices stabbed Mamun with sharp weapons on the city's Dhangobesona Road on Friday night, said the OC. He was declared dead when locals rushed him to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, he added.
Victim's father Shahidul Islam filed a murder case with the police station accusing several persons including the arrestees.
"Rabbi and Jisan had previous enmity with Mamun," the OC confirmed.
The arrestees usually peddle drugs in the neighbourhood and extort money from people, said locals and police.