Two suspected killers of Biswajit Das were reportedly picked up by plainclothes police from Ashulia here early Wednesday.
However, no official source confirmed the arrest of Obaidul Quader and Kibria alias Shakil. According to media reports, the duo had involvement in the gruesome murder of Biswajit.
Biswajit, a tailoring shop employee, was hacked to death reportedly by the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League near Victoria Park under Sutarapur police station on Sunday during the BNP-led 18-party-sponsored countrywide road blockade programme.
Shakil’s father Atiqur Rahman Hawlader told UNB over phone from his village home at Gournadi in Barisal that his daughter-in-law informed him that a group of armed men swooped on their residence at Gazirchat around 3 am and picked up his son along with his friend Obaidul.
Officer-in-charge of Ashulia police station Sheikh Badrul Alam said he heard from different sources that Shakil and Obaidul were arrested. “The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) might have arrested them,” he said.
Expressing his ignorance, Dhaka district DB OC Wahiduzzaman said the DMP detectives might have arrested them.
Contacted, DMP deputy commissioner (PR) Masudur Rahman said he was not aware of the arrest of the duo.