3 more held over schoolboy Adnan killing
Dhaka : Three more people were held over the killing of Adnan Kabir, a ninth grader of Uttara Trust School and College in Dhaka.
Three young men were held in capital’s Uttara and Gazipur’s Tongi area on Wednesday night, said the Uttara west police operation officer Shah Alam.
The arrestees were Rajin Mohammad Hridoy, Shakil Sarker, and Fakhrul Islam Sraban, all of them are in their early twenties.
A total of 19 people were held for their alleged involvement in the murder. Eight among them gave their confessional statement before the court.
Earlier, on 6 January, Adnan Kabir, aged around 15, was beaten to death allegedly by some local boys in Uttara.
Kabir Hossain, father of Adnan, filed a case with the Uttara (West) police.
Kabir in his statement said His son was killed following a clash between his friends over establishing seniority.
On 7 January, the Uttara (West) Police Officer-in-charge Ali Hossain said two suspected men were arrested in the case. The arrestees are Mohammad Safat Jakir, aged 16, and Nasir Mohammad Alam, in his eighteen; both are Adnan’s friend, and residents of the same area.
Police said members of some teenage boys’ groups had a clash over seniority at sector-13 in Uttara on 6 January. At one stage, members of the rival group attacked Adnan with hockey sticks.
However, severely injured Adnan was taken to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead.
It has been known that, Adnan Kabir was a member of a teenage boy’s gang, Nine Star.
Adnan’s father, Kabir Hossain, is resident of sector-13 in Uttara. He is a trader of construction supplies.