Police on Tuesday awarded three people who helped law enforcers arrest Obaidul Khan, the alleged killer of Willes Little Flower School and College student Suraiya Akhter Risha, agencies report.
Domar union parishad member Shahjahan Ali, meat seller Dulal Hossain of Sonaray Bazar and auto-rickshaw driver Ismail Hossain were given Tk 10,000 and a crest each.
Superintendent of Police of the district Jakir Hossain Khan handed over the awards to them at Domar Police Station.
Shahjahan, Dulal and Ismail detained Obaidul while he was taking breakfast at a restaurant of Sonaray Bazar in Domar upazila on August 31 after they recognised him seeing his photograph on newspapers. Later, he was handed over to Rapid Action Battalion.
Risha, 14, daughter of Md Ramzan Ali of Bangshal of old Dhaka, was stabbed by stalker Obaidul in front of her educational institution at Kakrail in the capital on August 24. She died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital later.