• AUGUST 13, 2022

Ashulia teacher killing accused Jitu on 5-day remand

Ashraful Islam Jitu. COURTESY

  • National
  • Bangladesh News Desk
  • Published: 01 Jul 2022, 08:15 AM

A court Thursday placed Ashraful Islam Jitu (19), accused of murdering Ashulia teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar, on five-day remand in a case lodged over the incident.

Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Rajib Hasan passed the order as police produced Jitu before the court and pleaded to place him on 10-day remand.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Jitu, student of class-10 of Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Ashulia, from his hideout in Sripur area of Gazipur on June 29.

Another court on June 29 placed Jitu's father Uzzal Hossain on five-day remand in the case. He was arrested from Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia on June 28.

Jitu attacked teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar with a cricket stamp, striking him on head indiscriminately on the school field on June 25. Utpal succumbed to his injuries at Enam Medical College Hospital on June 27.

Utpal's brother Asim Kumar Sarker filed the case with Ashulia Police Station.

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