Three people were sent to jail in connection with the death of a madrasa student, as the victim’s father filed a murder case against them in Madaripur yesterday.
The accused are: Yusuf Ali Mollah (25), Elias Mollah (30) and Abul Bashar (27), said police.
The victim, Asif Matabbar (11), son of Anwar Matabbar of Sreenodi in the upazila, was a residential student of class-II in Gachbaria Jamia Karimia Madrasa.
Yusuf, Abul Bashar and Elias are teachers at the madrasa.
Saugatul Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station, said, “Anwar Matabbar filed a murder case against the three men on Thursday’s night. Police arrested Yusuf and Elias from Mostofapur area early yesterday. Abul Bashar was handed over to police by locals after Asif’s death on Wednesday.”
They were produced before a court and the court sent them to jail around 3pm yesterday, added the OC.
Asif was allegedly beaten by his teacher Yusuf as he refused to comply with Yusuf’s order on Sunday. The boy returned home but did not tell anyone about the incident.
Asif’s parents took him back to the madrasa on Tuesday. After they left, Yusuf started beating him again, and at one point the boy lost consciousness on Wednesday.
The madrasa authorities took him to Madaripur General Hospital around 5pm, saying the boy took poison.
Asif died around 6:30pm while undergoing treatment.