Madrasa super, teacher arrested for student’s murder
Chuadanga police yesterday submitted remand prayer for the principal and teacher of a madrasa after showing them arrested for murder of a second-grade student of the madrasa, reports our correspondent in Kushtia.
Police detained Principal Abu Hanif, assistant teacher Tamim Hossain Idbar and three other teachers of Kairadanga Nurani Hafizia Madrasa and Yatimkhana in Alamdanga upazila on Wednesday, after recovering decapitated body of madrasa student Abir Hossain from an abandoned brick kiln in the area earlier in the morning.
Yesterday, Abu Hanif and Tamim were placed before Chuadanga Judicial Magistrate’s Court with five days’ remand prayer for each. The other three detainees were released by police after interrogation.
Mahbubur Rahman, superintendent of police (SP) in Chuadanga, said the autopsy, interrogation and investigation reports so far indicate that the boy was sexually assaulted before the murder.
They murdered him to hush up the whole affair, the SP said, adding that the arrestees need to be interrogated further as inconsistencies were found in evidence and statements made by them.
Furthermore, in order to identify perpetrators of the crime, police will await DNA test results that will be available in two or three days, Mahbubur also said.
Abir Hossain, from Jhenidah’s Kaliganj upazila, enrolled as a residential student at the madrasa in Nurani class (second grade equivalent) six months ago.
He went missing from the dormitory on June 23 night and locals found his body in the morning next day, said police.
Away in Chapainawabganj, a case was filed against a 60-year-old man on Friday night for trying to rape a six-year-old girl in Baganpara of the town around noon that day, reports our correspondent in Chapainawabganj.
The girl’s mother filed the case with Chapainawabganj Sadar Police Station against the attacker, Shafiqul Islam, from the same area.
Citing the case statement, Kabir Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of the police station, said Shafiqul made an attempt to rape the child after luring her into his house.
She somehow managed to escape from the house and disclosed the incident to her mother around 6:00pm.
The injured girl was undergoing treatment at Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital, the OC added.