Police arrests suspected killer of Risha from Nilphamari

Police arrests suspected killer of Risha from Nilphamari

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Dhaka-Police arrested the suspected killer of Suraiya Akter Risha, who was a student of Willes Little School and stabbed to death last week, from Nilphamari yesterday.Police sources said a team of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) along with local police arrested Obaidul Khan from a Bazar at Sonahar in Domar upazila of Nilphamari district around 7:30am.
The DMP team led by additional deputy commissioner (Ramna Zone) HM Azimul Haque started for Dhaka at around 12 pm yesterday and he would be taken to the court when he would reach Dhaka.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Domar Police Station Raziur Rahman told The Independent that Obaidul on Tuesday went to Domar upazila to meet his brother-in-law Khadimul Islam’s brother Khushbu, who is an office assistant of BRAC Sonahar branch.
Obaidul phoned Khushbu when he did not find him at his office. Later, Khusbhu called his colleague Shahadat and asked him to stay with Obaidul for some time.
Meanwhile, Khushbu called Birganj police to inform about the location of Obaidul. Then the Birganj police under Dinajpur district informed it to the Domar police.
Immediately, a team of Dhaka Ramna police including ADC (Raman) HM Azimul Haque and Domar police OC Raziur conducted a raid at Domra BRAC office at about 8:00pm on Tuesday but failed to nab Obaidul.
However, the law-enforcers detained Shahadat and Khushbu in the office and carried them to the police station.
Police spread the photo of Obaidul at different parts of the area in Nilphamari. When Obaidul entered into the Nilphamari town, local people held him at Sonahar Bazar early hours on Wednesday and handed over him to the police.
Police also said they released Obaidul’s sister and brother-in-law who were taken under police custody for interrogation.
Superintendent of police of Nilphamari district Jakir Hossain Khan in a briefing in Nilphamari said DMP, local police and RAB took part in the drive to arrest Obaidul.
DMP deputy commissioner (Ramna Zone) said Obaidul has been arrested within 48 hours as per the pledges.
For arresting Obaidul, Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Monday in a status on its official facebook page requested all to inform police about the whereabouts of Obaidul.
Police sources said Risha, who was a class-VIII student of Willes Little Flower School, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on August 28, four days after she was stabbed allegedly by the stalker, Obaidul, in front of her institution at Kakrail in the capital.
When the news of her death spread, hundreds of students of the school staged demonstration, demanding for just and the arrest of the killer within 48 hours.-Staff Reportter

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