UP member arrested for torturing 2 students in Jhalakathi

11th June, 2019 10:54:28 printer

JHALAKATHI: A Union Parishad member was arrested on Monday night for his involvement in the torture of two grade-IX students in Nalchity upazila, reports UNB.

Rafiqul Islam is the member of Siddhakathi Union Parishad’s ward number 9 and also the joint secretary of Jubo League’s local unit. He was arrested from his residence in Chouddoburia village.

The victims are - Sajib Hossain Khan, 14, son of Khalilur Rahman, and Rifat Hossain Joy, 14, son of Abdul Kuddus Hawladar of Bakerganj. They are students of ZA Bhutto Secondary School.

Joy’s father filed a case with Nalchity police accusing Rafiqul, police constable Shah Alam and five others.

Alam had caught the boys on Sunday morning for ‘stealing pigeons’ from his house.