Three leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal have been detained for their suspected involvement in killing of Fayzur Rahman Raju, former assistant publicity secretary of the organisation’s Sylhet city branch, police said.
Kotwali police officer-in-charge Mosharraf Hossain said JCD’s former district vice-president Litan Ahmad, city joint secretary Anwar Hossain and former organising secretary Ekhlasur Rahman Munna were picked up on Sunday afternoon.
They would be quizzed over the murder of Raju in a factional clash in the city on Saturday that also left two injured, he said.
The body of Fayzur Rahman Raju was handed over to his family following a post-mortem examination at Osmani Medical College Hospital, Mosharraf Hossain added.
‘No case was filed so far in this regard,’ the OC said, adding that the victim’s relatives would file a written complaint after the funeral.
Two groups of the JCD clashed in front of the Kumarpara residence of Sylhet City Corporation’s newly elected mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury at about 9:30pm on Saturday immediately after he had returned home concluding a procession that was brought out in the city to celebrate his victory in the mayoral race.
Three JCD activists, including Raju, 26, also student of Sylhet Law College and resident of Shahpur village of Fatehpur union under Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar, his fellow Zakir Hossain Uzzal, 28, and Salah Uddin Litan, 22, were admitted to the SOMCH.
Raju died at the hospital at about 11:30pm on Saturday, the hospital assistant director Devapada Roy confirmed.
City JCD president Drubajyuti Esh denied his involvement in the killing and clash.
City’s mayor-elect Ariful on Saturday night visited the injured JCD activists at SOMCH and talked to their relatives.
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