Adnan, a teenager killed in Uttara, was beaten to death by rival gang members of the Disco Boys when they could not find the leaders of the Nine Star gang.
Abrar and Ashfaq, co-leaders of the Nine Star gang, were the main targets, said Mehrab Hossain, one of the main accused in the murder case, in his statement to the police Tuesday afternoon.
Sub-Inspector Shahin Mia of Uttara (West) police station, who is the investigating officer of the case, said Mehrab confessed Adnan was not the intended target.
Following a tip-off, Uttara (West) Inspector Abdur Razzak said they arrested Mehrab on Monday afternoon.
“We also got information about some other violent teenage gangs in the area,” he said, adding that three persons were arrested so far in the case.
“Arrestee Nafiz Mohammad Alam alias Don also confessed to the killing. He admitted they attacked Adnan over a feud with the Disco Group,” the inspector said.
Meanwhile, a court permitted the police to interrogate Safat Zakir who is in the Adolescent Rehabilitation Centre at Gazipur.
he victim, an eighth grader from Trust School and College, was chased by 10 to 15 youths to Road 17 of Uttara’s Sector 13 on Friday evening.
There, the killers hacked him with sharp weapons. Adnan died within an hour of being taken to a hospital.
The case started with West Uttara Police Station by the victim’s father, Md Kabir Hossain, named nine and accused at least 12 more unidentified attackers who are between the age of 16 and 22.
The nine named for murder are Nafis Md Alam aka Don, 19, Naimur Rahman Anik, 19, Sadaf Zakir, 16, Raihan Ahmed Setu, 19, Rabiul Islam, 18, Md Akhtaruzzaman Chhoton, 19, Ahmed Zian, 19, Khandker Shubho, 19 and Nazmus Sakib, 22.
“Around 20 to 25 youths from Uttara are members of the Disco Group and Nine Star Group on Facebook. They would make trouble over who is Boro Bhai, (big brother) and who isn’t,” said West Uttara Police Station’s Investigator Abdur Razzak.
Adnan once went to Milestone School with murder accused Sadaf. His father had moved him to Trust School last year. One of Adnan’s brothers will take his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination from Milestone this year.
Locals said the youths who form the two ‘gangs’ have no political affiliation. They would party and make noise while driving motorcycles with reckless speed.
They would reportedly take drugs in the playgrounds and taunt schoolgirls.