Main accused held with gun
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Wednesday night arrested the prime accused in the case for killing schoolteacher Munshi Robiul Islam in Kumarkhali upazila of the district.
The arrestee is Munshi Sohag Karim, 30, son of Munshi Rezaul Karim of Mohendrapur village in the upazila. Rab also seized a pistol used in the killing from his possession.
At a press briefing held at Rab-12 office in the town yesterday, Rab Commander Ali Haider said the arrestee, Munshi Sohag Karim, killed his uncle Munshi Robiul Islam to capture family property.
A gang of four intercepted Robiul while he was returning home at Mohendrapur village from a brick kiln in Kumarkhali at around 1:45am January 24.
The gang shot Robiul point blank and left the scene. Locals took him to Kumarkhali Upazila Heath Complex where the doctors declared him death.
Rab said Sohag admitted to his involvement in the killing Robiul for grabbing the property of his uncle Munshi Rashidur Rahman.
Munshi Rashidur Rahman, chairman of Mohendrapur Union Parishad (UP) and also joint secretary of Kumarkhali upazila unit of BNP, was shot dead by a gang of criminals at Mohendrapur Bazar on December 8, 2013.
After the killing, Robiul, cousin of Munshi Rashidur Rahman, was looking after his (Rashidur's) property.