Police are yet to identify the motive behind the murder of an Indian medical student, who was allegedly stabbed to death in a scuffle with another Indian student at Akbarshah in Chittagong on Saturday.
The university authorities on Sunday formed a six-member committee, headed by the university’s pro-vice chancellor Professor Nurul Absar, to investigate the incident.
The pro-VC told New Age that they were trying to find out the reason of the incident.
Police interrogated Nirash Grum and Ateef’s girlfriend Jyotsna Devi Tumrong, who found both of them — Ateef and Winson — in a critical condition and rushed them to the nearby hospital.
The victim, Md Ateef Sheikh, 24, was found dead inside one of the rooms of their rented apartment while the suspected attacker, Winson Maisnam Singh, 24, had tried to commit suicide by hanging from the ceiling in the same room, locked from inside.
Both Ateef and Winson with Monipuri ethnicity were final-year medical students at University of Science and Technology Chittagong.
Winson was undergoing treatment at the ICU of private Max Hospital in Chittagong.
Zakir Hossain Bhuiyan, inspector (investigation) of Akbarshah Police, said Winson is improving.
‘Once we interrogate him, we will be able to get a picture of what happen in the night. We have interrogated Nirash and Jyotsna but found no clue as yet,’ Zakir said.
He said after the interrogation, the duo was sent to the custody of the university authorities.
Zakir said Ateef’s parents were on the way to Chittagong from India.
He said that no case was filed as the families were yet to reach there.
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