Killing teacher in Savar: Main accused student detained...

Killing teacher in Savar: Main accused student detained

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:16 PM, 29 June 2022   Updated: 08:21 PM, 29 June 2022

Ashraful Ahsan Jitu; Photo: Collected

Ashraful Ahsan Jitu; Photo: Collected

RAB has arrested Ashraful Ahsan Jitu, the main accused in the murder of Utpal Kumar Sarkar, a teacher of Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka.

He was arrested in a raid from Sreepur in Gazipur on Wednesday evening. The arrested student’s father is Uzzal Hossain who was placed on a five-day remand.

Earlier, Uzzal Hossain, father of the main accused Jitu, was arrested from Kumarkhali in Kushtia at midnight on Tuesday.

Ashulia Police Station OC SM Kamruzzaman said his father Ujjal Hossain was detained at night from Kushtia to help the accused student escape.

He further said that it is initially believed that Jitu hit the teacher at the behest of Uzzal Hossain.

Noted that a student of class-10 of Haji Yunus Ali School and College named Jitu attacked teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar with a cricket stump, striking him on the head indiscriminately on the school field on June 25. Utpal died of his injuries at Enam Medical College Hospital on June 27.

Utpal’s brother Asim Kumar Sarker filed a murder case with Ashulia Police Station on Sunday, accusing unidentified persons including Jitu. Police arrested the main accused’s father Uzzal Hossain from Kushtia on Tuesday night, four days after the incident.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka court on Wednesday granted a five-day remand to Uzzal Hossain, the father of the accused school student in the murder of teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar.