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Another arrested in Barishal madrasa teacher assault

  • Published at 01:03 am May 21st, 2018
Sohel Khondokar, 26, is the fourth person arrested in the assault of a madrasa teacher in Barishal's Bakerganj Dhaka Tribune

Police are still searching for the masterminds behind the incident

Another man has been arrested in connection with the assault of a madrasa teacher in Barishal's Bakerganj.

The arrestee was Sohel Khondokar, 26,  one of 13 accused in that case.

Additional superintendent of Police (ASP) in charge of Bakerganj and Babuganj circle Md Mofizul Islam told the press on Sunday that Sohel was arrested from Katakhali area of Patuakhali district on Saturday night.

Local madrasa Principal Abu Hanif was assaulted, with miscreants pouring feces on his body, at Kathalia village of Rangasree union under Bakerganj on Friday. A video of the assault went viral, causing widespread criticism and public anger.

Four of the accused including Sohel Khondokar, Minzu Musulli, Bellal Hossain and Farahad Musulli have been arrested so far.

Minzu and Bellal have been sent to a five day remand. Remand prayer against other two will also be placed soon if necessary, the ASP said. 

Police are also operating drives to arrest the main accused Zahangir Khondokar and Razaul Islam, suspected to be hiding in Mongla area of Khulna, he added.

After primary investigation, police arrested three of 13 accused, said Abdul Haque, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Bakerganj Police Station.

According to the case, the complaint said he founded Kathalia Islamia Darus Sunnat Dakhil Madrasa in 1981. This year in February, Mojibur Rahman, backed by Abu Hanif, defeated Zahangir Khondakar in madrasa governing body election.

Following that defeat Zahangir, Masum, Sohel and others assaulted Hanif on Friday morning.

District superintendent of police (SP) Saiful Islam said police will arrest all of the accused after investigation.