College student murdered in Rajshahi
Miscreants murdered a second year student of Rajshahi New Government Degree College in the city Thursday night.
The victim is identified as Rassel alias Babu, 18, of Patnitala in Naogaon.
He was a resident of Sheikh Chhatrabas, a private dormitory. The criminals stabbed him in front of Rajshahi Institute of Health Technology while he was on his way back to the dormitory after having dinner outside, said Afzal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Rajpara thana.
He was rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 11:00pm.
The body was handed over to his family after autopsy.
Students of the college marched in procession yesterday and agitated for arrest of the killers within a time frame of 24 hours. They also threatened to go for a strike and lay siege to police stations in protest at the incident if the culprits are not arrested in the given time.
Rassel's uncle Golam Mostafa lodged a case with Rajpara Police Station accusing three or four persons including Monirul Islam Nimu.
Nimu is son of Moni Begum who runs a restaurant near the dormitory. Nimu hated Rassel as he made comments on Nimu's love affair, alleged M Akramul Hossain, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police.
Dr Farida Sultana, principal of the college, told reporters that the college would offer condolences today.
An immediate investigation into the murder should be made to arrest the perpetrators, she said.