Main accused scot-free after three weeks
Families of two murdered students are passing days amid worry as the named accused are yet to be arrested, 19 days after the double murder in the district town.
Mohammad Ali, a second year student of Moulvibazar Government College, and Nahid Ahmad, an SSC candidate of Maulvibazar Government High School, were killed in front of the gate of Moulvibazar Government High School dormitory in the district town in the evening of December 7.
Two days after the incident, Mohammad Ali's mother Selina Rahman Chowdhury filed a murder case against 12 named people and 6 to 7 other unidentified men with Moulvibazar Police Station.
Nahid's uncle Golam Imran Ali said, “We have not files any case yet. We are frustrated as the accused in Ali murder case, are not caught yet. The accused would be the same people, if we will file a case for killing Nahid.”
Sources said there was a conflict between Mohammad Ali and Chhatra League activist Anisul Islam Tushar, No 1 accused in the murder case, concerning formation of a committee at Maulvibazar Government High School.
Asaduzzaman Rony, president of Chhatra League's district committee, said, "The dead students were not members of any Chhatra League committee. We didn't make any committee in Moulvibazar Government College, and Maulvibazar Government High School.”
However, Saifur Rahman, general secretary of the district BCL, said Mohammad Ali was a BCL activist.
Sohel Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Moulvibazar Model Police Station, said, “Four or five days before the double murder, Nahid beat up Fahim Muntasir, a follower of Anisul Islam Tushar. Fahim is also a named accused in the case.”
“They went to Moulvibazar Government High School dormitory premises for settlement of the issue. Then the killings occurred. There was a conflict concerning internal control and formation of school committee,” he said.
Drives are on to arrest the named accused, the OC said, adding that police have arrested three suspects over the issue.
Earlier on December 17, slain Mohammad Ali's mother Selina and father Abu Bakar Siddique met Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Tofail Islam and demanded justice.