‘Shibir leader’ held in Pabna Hindu ashram volunteer killing

Nityaranjan Pandey
People gather near the body of Nityaranjan Pandey (inset), the 60-year-old who was hacked to death at Hemayetpur in Pabna on Friday, June 10, morning. Star file photo

Police last night picked up an alleged Shibir leader in suspicion of his involvement with the killing of a volunteer of a Hindu ashram in Pabna.
Ariful Islam, 25, was detained in a house in Bajitpur area under Sadar upazila, our Pabna correspondent reports quoting Abdul Quddus, inspector (investigation) of Sadar Police Station.

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Hailing from Charghoshpur village in the upazila, Ariful is a regional leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, the police official claimed.
Law enforcers are interrogating Ariful, the police official said.

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In a spate of targeted killings in the country, the 60-year-old Nityaranjan Pandey was hacked to death by unidentified assailants on June 10.
The victim was a sebak (volunteer) at Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra Satsang ashram in the upazila.
Meanwhile, a representative body of BNP visited the killing spot this morning, Jahurul Islam, office secretary of the party’s district unit, told the correspondent.


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