Ashulia teacher killing: Prime accused Jitu arrested
Rapid Action Battalion today arrested the prime accused in the murder case of Ashulia teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar, from Sreepur area of Gazipur. Utpal was hit with a cricket stump by the accused student.
Rab's Legal and Media Wing Director Khandaker Al Moin confirmed the development.
The arrestee, Ashraful Ahsan Jitu -- a class 10 student of Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Ashulia -- has been absconding since the attack on Saturday (June 25, 2022).
In the first information report (FIR), the age of the student was mentioned as 16. But according to his birth certificate, Jitu is over 19.
Police detained Jitu's father in connection with the killing of the college lecturer from Kushtia early today (June 29, 2022), reports our Savar correspondent quoting Ashulia Police Station Officer-in-Charge SM Kamruzzaman.
Utpal Kumar Sarkar (35) was a lecturer of political science at Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Ashulia's Chitrasail area. He served the institution for about 10 years.
Principal of the college Saiful Hasan said, "Like every year, we hosted tournaments for girls' cricket and boys' football. On Saturday (June 25, 2022), a girls' cricket match was going on at the playground."
All of a sudden, a student hit Utpal with a cricket stump beside the field around 2pm and fled, he added.
Utpal, also chairman of the disciplinary committee of the institution, was rushed to Enam Medical College Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment on Monday.
Aseem Kumar Sarkar, brother of the deceased, said the student hit Utpal as he took disciplinary actions against him over stalking girls. "I urge the prime minister and the education minister to look into the murder and ensure fair trial."
Aseem filed a case at Ashulia Police Station on Sunday over the incident accusing the attacker and several unnamed people.