Two youths, including a university student, were arrested from Trishal upazila of Mymensingh on Friday night for allegedly abducting a businessman.
The arrestees are Al Amin Sarker, 23, and his accomplice Ripon Hasan, 22.
Al Amin is a third-year fine arts student at Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University in Trishal, said Dr Mohammad Emdadur Rashed Sukhon, head of the department.
The accused abducted garment businessman Mohammad Ferdous, 30, from Bhaluka bus stand area in Mymensingh and took him to Trishal on a microbus around 9:30pm on Thursday night, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bhaluka Police Station Mohammad Mainuddin said quoting family members of Ferdous.
The abductors confined Ferdous to a rented housing for students in Chikna area of Trishal and demanded Tk one lakh ransom from the victim’s family.
Around 10:00pm on Friday, police made the arrests and rescued Ferdous after tracing the abductors using mobile tracking technology.
Contacted, Dr Uzzal Kumar Pradhan, proctor of the university, said police informed them of Al Amin’s arrest and they would take necessary action if he is found guilty as charged.
The businessman’s brother-in-law Mukter Hossain filed a case with the same police station, accusing the two arrestees.