Four Chhatra League leaders accused of raping and murdering a girl in Barguna’s Patharghata, have been arrested.
The suspects are Chhatra League’s Patharghata College unit President Ruhi Anaal Danial, 22, General Secretary Saddam Hossain Chhotto, 21, Organising Secretary Mahidul Islam Rayhan, 19 and Md Mahmud, 18, the organisation’s upazila unit deputy secretary.
Chhatra League is the student wing of the Awami League.
On August 10, the girl’s body was recovered from a pond on the college premises.
Late Friday night, police’s Detective Branch detained the 44-year-old college guard for interrogation.
Jahangir confessed to his crimes before the court, said Barguna’s Superintendent of Police, Bijoy Bosak to the media.
The police were able to extract leads related to the crime from Jahangir that led them to make the arrests of Chhatra League leaders Mahmud and Rayhan who have also been interrogated.
SP Bijoy said, Mahmud admitted to his involvement in the incident and gave police names of four others who he claimed were also involved.
On Sunday, Danial and Saddam were arrested following Mahmud’s confession.
“We now have all the five accused in our custody,” the Barguna police chief said.
The identity of the victim has not yet been determined.
SP Bijoy expects to gain further information about the victim’s identity following Danial and Saddam’s interrogation.