Students of different educational institutions and local people held a rally at Ambikaganj College ground under Mymensingh Sadar upazila yesterday demanding exemplary punishment to the killers of Delwar Hossain, a teacher of Nayapara registered primary school.
Delwar Hossain went missing on October 6. Following a case filed with Kotwali Police Station on October 8, police arrested Alal Uddin of Nayapara village on October 10 and recovered Delwar’s body from beneath the floor of his house on October 11.
On his confessional statement, police later arrested Farhad Hossain, Mannaf and Nawab Ali of the village.
Police later produced Alal Uddin in a court where he confessed to killing Delwar and disclosed the names of four other accomplices.
Yesterday’s protest rally was addressed, among others, by Abdur Razzaq Master, Abdul Khaleque Master, Shahidul Islam, Ambikaganj College Principal Jahangir Mohammad Hafiz Uddin, Md Hazrat Ali and victim’s children Habiba Sultana Ruma and Anisur Rahman Rubel. Former chaiman of Paranganj Union Parishad Abdul Jalil presided.
The speakers demanded exemplary punishment to those involved in the killing. They said the accused, who are still at large, are putting pressure on victim’s family to withdraw the case. They urged the law enforcers to immediately arrest the four others involved in the killing.
Students of Ambikaganj College, Mukti Bidyapith, Mirkandapara High School, Paranganj High School, Nayapara registered primary school, Faliamari government primary school and shop owners of Ambikaganj Bazar joined the rally and later brought out a procession at the bazar.
Black flags were also hoisted atop all shops at Ambikaganj Bazar and the shopkeepers kept their shutters down during the programme.
Locals said Delwar gave some money to Alal Uddin to run a shop in the area. He had an altercation with Ala Uddin on October 5 over return of the money, they added.
Contacted, Sub-Inspector Borhan Uddin of Kotwali Police Station, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, said they are yet to unearth the real motive behind the killing