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Tipu-Preeti murder: 5 people including Awami League leader remanded

A court has remanded five people, including an Awami League leader, in the murder case of former general secretary of Awami League’s Motijheel Thana Committee Zahidul Islam Tipu and college student Samia Afrin Preeti for five days.

Metropolitan Magistrate Syed Mostafa Reza Noor passed the order on Sunday. Mohammad Yasin Sikder, an inspector of the detective branch of the police, produced the accused in the court and applied for a 10-day remand.

Earlier, the investigating officer of the case had filed a petition in the court seeking arrest of Damal, who was remanded in the arms case, in the murder case.

The accused are: Omar Faruk (52), General Secretary of Awami League, Ward 10 of Dhaka South City Corporation, Abu Saleh Sikder (38), Nasir Uddin alias Killer Nasir (38), Morshedul Alam alias Kaila Palash (51) and Abul Hossain. Mohammad Arfan Ullah Imam Khan alias Damal (45).

The investigating officer mentioned in the remand application that the arrested persons were directly involved in the murder. Special operations may have to be conducted across the country to recover weapons and arrest others. They need to be remanded for revealing important clues.

On March 24, at around 9:50 pm, Jahidul Islam Tipu was returning home in a microbus via Shahjahanpur Amtala. When he reached in front of Shahjahanpur Islami Bank Hospital, the miscreants wearing helmets shot at him. Jahidul and his driver Munna were shot.

Preeti, a student of Badrunnesa College, who was riding a rickshaw next to Jahidul’s car, was also shot. When they were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in a bloody condition, the doctor on duty declared Jahidul and Preeti dead.

Farzana Islam Dolly, wife of slain Jahidul Islam Tipu, filed a murder case with Shahjahanpur Police Station on March 25, the day after the incident.

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