Fahim on 10-day remand, case filed against 6 over attack on Hindu teacher in Madaripur

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Madaripur, june 17: A Madaripur court on Friday granted 10-day remand to Golam Faizullah Fahim arrested on charge of attempted murder of a college teacher.

Investigation officer Shukhdev Roy sought 15-day remand after producing Fahim before the court.

Chief judicial magistrate Saidur Rahman granted 10-day remand after hearing.

Meanwhile, Madaripur police filed a case against six people over an attempt to murder a Hindu college teacher.

Officer-in-charge of Madaripur Sadar police station Ziaul Morshed on Friday said they would seek a 15-day remand for Golam Faizullah Fahim, the youth caught by locals after the attack.

“Fahim has given us the names of five more persons during preliminary questioning. We’ll present him before the court today (Friday) and seek his remand,” he told reporters.

Morshed suspected Fahim’s involvement with a banned militant outfit.

On Thursday, investigators said they were looking into the 18-year-old suspect’s possible link to Hizb ut-Tahrir, one of the country’s extremist organisations.

Three youths hacked Ripon Chakrabarty, a Hindu mathematics teacher at Madaripur’s Government Nazimuddin College, with sharp weapons in an attempt to kill him on Wednesday afternoon.

The assailants first knocked on the door of the teacher’s home near the college’s main gate. As soon as he opened the door, they attacked him and tried to chop his head off, causing injuries, police said.

The modus operandi was strikingly similar to earlier attacks that killed secular writers and bloggers, online activists, publishers and members of different religious minority communities across Bangladesh over the past two years.

Fahim was caught by the locals who had rushed to Ripon’s help hearing his cries.

The injured teacher was first taken to Madaripur Sadar Hospital and then transferred to Barisal’s Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Ayub Ali filed the case in connection with the attack on Thursday night at Madaripur Sadar Police Station.

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