A court here on Friday placed an employee of ‘Ghoroa Hotel and Restaurant’, named Jasim alias Grill Jasim, on a 7-day remand over the killing of co-worker Riyad.Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mollah Saiful Islam passed the order after the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) produced him before the court seeking a 10-day remand.
The court also rejected the bail plea of Jasim’s lawyer.
Earlier on Thursday, police arrested Jasim from the city’s Motijheel area.
Riyad was shot to death allegedly by his owner Ariful Islam Sohel at Swamibagh in the city early Wednesday.
The victim’s elder brother Ripon Hossain filed a case with Wari Police Station accusing three people, including restaurant owner Sohel.
Sohel has been at large since the incident.
Quoting fellow workers of the deceased, sub-inspector of Wari Police Station Abdul Khaleque said some workers of the hotel used to reside in an apartment owned by Ariful Islam Sohel, proprietor of the restaurant, at Swamibagh.
They locked in an altercation around 1am on Wednesday over the theft of a mobile phone which led to a scuffle.
Restaurant owner Sohel reportedly went there at that time. At one stage, he opened fire at Riyad, leaving him injured.
Riyad was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead around 1:45am.