A Dhaka court on Wednesday granted police five days to quiz Ibrahim Hridoy, 19, who is being considered as the prime accused in Badda lynching case.
Police Inspector Abdur Razzak, also the investigation officer of the case, prayed for a 10-day-remand while Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim granted police 5 days to grill the accused.
There was no defense lawyer for Hridoy in the court, confirmed Badda police general recording officer Liakat Ali.
Taslima Begum Renu, a 42-year-old mother of two, went to a school in Dhaka’s Badda area where she was beaten to death on suspicion of being a child-lifter.
Detectives arrested Hridoy Tuesday night from Narayanganj. Including him, eight people have so far been arrested in the case filed by the deceased’s nephew accusing more than 400 people, with Badda police station.
Seven directly involved: Police
On Wednesday, police at a press briefing said around seven people were directly involved in the lynching. However, details about the suspects were not disclosed for the sake of ‘further investigation’.
Joint Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) Abdul Baten at the press conference said Hridoy is a vegetable vendor operating around the school area.
On Saturday, guardians of the students took Renu to the headmaster’s room for questioning on suspicion that she was an abductor. Hridoy along with others stormed into the room and brought her out, added Baten.
Police also claimed that Hridoy has confessed to his involvement during the primary interrogation.
“He destroyed the t-shirt he wore during the incident and tried to change his look by shaving his head,” he added. The Joint Commissioner of DB added that they did not find any negligence of the school authorities yet.