Sihab accused of Xulhaz murder on police remand

Sihab accused of Xulhaz murder on police remand

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The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) of Dhaka on Sunday placed Shariful Islam alias Sihab, arrested in connection with the killing of USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahub Tanoy, on a three-day remand.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Quaisarul Islam of the court passed the order when DB Inspector Bahauddin Faruki produced Sihab tothe court seeking a 10-day remand.During the hearing on the remand plea, Sihab said he was in Kushtia before and after the Kalabagan double murder incident. However, he had bought a firearm one year ago and had given it to one Zunaiyed, one of his relatives, which was recovered from the spot of murder, he added.
Earlier, a special team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of DMP arrested a person for his suspected involvement in the killing of USAID staff Xulhaz Mannan and his friend Mahub Tanoy from Kushtia district.
Xulhaz Mannan, editor of LGBT magazine the Roopbaan, and his friend Mahbub Tanoy, an activist of theatre group Loknatya Dal, were hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at an apartment in the capital’s Kalabagan area on April 25. – Special Correspondent

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