Ansar member Rafiqul Islam, who was arrested on allegation of killing his senior colleague Nayak Amir Hossain, has given confessional statement before a court this afternoon. Investigating Officer (IO) Fazlul Alam said Rafiqul gave confessional statement before Judicial Magistrate Abu Sufian Mohammad Noman under section 164 of code of criminal procedure. The court later sent him to jail, he added.
Rafiqul shot Amir following altercation over a trivial matter around 4:00pm on Friday, leaving the victim spot dead. Following the incident, Rafiqul fled the scene with his rifle and 84-round ammunition. A case was filed with Dighinala Police Station in this regard yesterday. Later in the day, law enforces detained Rafikul and recovered the arms and ammunition around 11:30am from the jungle adjacent to Chowdhuary Tila Ansar camp.
The accused was nabbed from the residence of United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF) leader Prity Bikash Chakma in Chowdhury Para area under Dighinala upazila of the district, agencies report.