A Dhaka court on Thursday placed Ashraful Ahsan Jitu, the prime accused in college teacher Utpal Kumar Sarkar murder case, on a 5-day remand.
Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Rajib Hasan passed the order when he was produced before the court.
Emdadul Haque, sub-inspector of Ashulia Police Station and investigating officer of the case, sought a 10-day remand for Jitu.
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) handed over Jitu to Ashulia police Thursday afternoon. He was detained from Sripur of Gazipur on Wednesday evening by the elite force.
On Tuesday, police arrested Jitu’s father Ujjal from Kushtia’s Kumarkhali. A Dhaka court on Wednesday put him on a 5-day remand.
Utpal Kumar Sarkar, a teacher of Haji Yunus Ali School and College in Savar’s Ashulia who suffered critical injuries allegedly after Jitu, a 10th grader of the same educational institution, beat him up with a cricket stump in Savar, died at Enam Medical College and Hospital in the early hours of Monday.