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Killing of Nahid

Six Dhaka College students identified

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 April, 2022 12:00 AM
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Detectives have identified six Dhaka College students involved in stabbing and beating Nahid Hossain during their clashes with New Market traders that led to the death of the courier service deliveryman.

“They (Students) are all from Dhaka College. Some of them were wearing helmets at the time of the incident. Efforts are underway to arrest them,” Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Faruk Hossain said on Monday.

The Detective Branch (DB) of police, which is in charge of investigating the case filed over the death of Nahid during the clashes, raided the Dhaka College dormitory on Sunday. However, no one could be arrested from there.

It was earlier learnt that all the six students are involved in the politics of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL).

However, Faruk did not reveal the names or any other details of the six.

However, the names of some of them have already surfaced in media reports as per the accounts of witnesses and scrutiny of video footage.

Dhaka College BCL currently has no committee. Although a convening committee was formed in 2016, they could not constitute

the full-fledged committee. The BCL unit is now split into several groups.

ATM Moinul Hossain, acting principal of Dhaka College, said no member of the law enforcement agencies went to him to ask for information about any of the identified students. “If they want to know about any student, we’ll extend help in this regard,” he said.

They had no information about the arrest of any student, he said, adding that police took one student but later released him keeping his mobile phone.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said legal action will be taken against those responsible for the clashes after identifying them through video footage.

He made the remarks while responding to a question from reporters after the distribution of Eid clothes among poor people at Tejgaon Govt Science College on Monday.

Asked about the progress in cases filed over the clashes, the minister said, “As you know there’re two deaths or two accidents whatever you say which happened unexpectedly. Death is not desirable for anyone, no matter who he is.”

“We’ve seen that the incident originated from a trivial matter. There was a massive conflict since its inception. Here students, businessmen, small shopkeepers – all are involved in this war. Among others, journalists were also injured. You can see our police took immediate action,” he added.

Asaduzzaman said, “There were two murder cases, one assault case and one vandalism case with New Market Police Station. An ambulance was vandalised and a case was registered in this regard. The cases will proceed as per the law. Those who will be identified will be dealt with as per the law.”

Students of Dhaka College clashed with shop owners and employees of New Market on April 18 and 19, leaving two people -- Nahid and M Morsalin -- dead and at least 50 people injured.

The families of the deceased filed two murder cases while police lodged two other cases in connection with the clashes.