Sirajganj Municipal Poll: Tariqul was killed for winning, arrested suspect confirms
Publish- January 22, 2021, 10:13 PM
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Update- January 22, 2021, 11:03 PM
Police arrested a suspect Friday from Dhaka’s Jatrabari for the murder of BNP-backed Sirajganj councilor Tariqul Islam Khan just minutes after his victory in the recently concluded phase-II municipal elections.
The arrestee was identified as Zahidul Islam (20), son of Tikka Bepari of Byaparipari in Sirajganj Municipality.
Police also seized the murder weapon from a pond in Sirajganj based on Zahid’s confession, said Police Super (BPM) of Sirajganj Sadar Thana Hasibul Alam in a press conference today.
Zahid, a supporter of losing candidate Shahadat Hossain, confessed to planning to murder councilor candidate Tariqul Islam in case they lost the poll to him. And they went to the polls prepared to attack him as planned on the night before the Election.
The other candidate for councilor and key suspect of the case, General Secretary of Awami League local unit Shahadat Hossain and his supporters were the masterminds behind the murder, he added.
Zahidul went from Dhaka to Sirajganj as a supporter of Shahadat three days prior to the election as planned. For the first two days he campaigned for him and on the last day he joined a meeting to plan the attack, Hasibul Alam quoted the accused.