Arrested six sent to jail
A Sylhet court yesterday sent to jail six people allegedly involved in the killing of two students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) on December 16.
A district judicial magistrate gave the order after the suspects were produced before his court, said Officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station Md Selim Hossain.
Earlier on Thursday, locals handed over the six to the police.
Five of them confessed to their involvement in the killing during primary interrogations, police said.
SUST students Diponkar Ghosh Anik and Khairul Kabir were beaten to death by alleged muggers during a cruise on the river Chenger Khal. Their bodies were recovered from the river the next day.
Police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) raided Nalkot, Nilgaon and other neighbouring villages of Badaghat areas almost every night since. They surrounded Nalkot on Thursday morning to catch the suspects.
Villagers then caught the six and handed over them to police.
The suspects are Abdus Shahid and Abdur Rouf of Nilgaon and Shahin Ahmed, Jamal Miah, Lal Miah and Saim Ahmed of Nalkot.
Earlier, police arrested a boatman, Gulzar Miah, and three others in connection with the killing.