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Jitu gives confessional statement in Ashulia teacher killing case

Ashraful Islam Jitu, prime accused in a case lodged over beating Ashulia Haji Yunus Ali School and College teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar to death, gave confessional statement before the court.

Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Rajib Hasan recorded Jitu's statement under section 164 as police produced him before the court after the end of his five-day remand and pleaded to record his statement. After recording Jitu's statement, the court sent him to jail.

The same court on June 30 placed Jitu, 19, on five-day remand in the case.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Jitu, student of class 10 of Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Ashulia, from his hideout in Sripur area of Gazipur on June 29.

Another court on June 29 also placed Jitu's father Uzzal Hossain on five-day remand in the case. He was arrested from Kumarkhali upazila of Kushtia on June 28. Uzzal too, gave confessional statement in the case on July 5.

Jitu attacked teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar with a cricket stamp, striking him on head indiscriminately on the school field on June 25. Utpal died of his injuries at Enam Medical College Hospital on June 27.

Utpal's brother Asim Kumar Sarker filed the case with Ashulia Police Station.