<i>Arrested schoolgirl top outlaw, claim police</i>
Kushtia police on Monday arrested a teenage schoolgirl from Piyratala area in the town claiming that she is a 'top cadre' of outlawed Gono Mukti Fouz (GMF).
Arrestee Ananya Islam, 13, is a student of class nine at Housing Girls High School.
Her father Nurul Islam Bachchu, a businessman, was killed by criminals ten years ago.
Police said they arrested Ananya from a house at Piyratala at about 8.30 pm on Monday. They arrested the girl after a GD (general diary) was filed against her with Sadar police station on Sunday, according to police.
The GD was filed by her four uncles and two cousins.
Police said the girl was involved with the outfit for the last two and half years.
"She was under watch and we arrested her after becoming sure that she belongs to the outfit," said Chokdar Abdul Halim, Assistant Police Superintendent (ASP) of Kushtia Sadar.
In the GD, the girl's uncles and cousins alleged that Ananya was accusing them of killing her father Bachchu who was murdered on March 12, 2000 and threatening to kill them with the help of GMF cadres.
Sources said, Bachchu, a wood trader was killed by a gang of his locality over past enmity.
After the killing, Bachchu's brothers filed several cases against a number of people including some Awami League (AL) activists of the area.
A court sentenced four people including two Chhatra League activists to life term imprisonment in the case in 2004. They are in jail now.