Police have detained three more persons for interrogation in the case filed over the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam and her father.
They were detained during an hours-long drive in various places under Ghoraghat upazila. The detainees are Ashraful Islam Shawon, 40, brother of the prime accused of the case Ashadul Islam; Sultan Kabir, 37, the gardener of the residence of the UNO and Shyamal Kumar, a relative of the case's one of the prime accused Santu Kumar.
Ghoraghat Police Station's Officer-in-Charge Amirul Islam said the three detainees have relations with the accused of the case. They have been detained for interrogation.
Earlier, injured Wahida's elder brother Sheikh Farid Uddin filed a case at around 11:30pm on Thursday against 4-5 unknown persons with Ghoraghat Police Station over the incident.
According to the case statement, a group of miscreants entered the UNO's government quarter through ventilator with a ladder from 1:05am to 4:25am on Thursday. They found UNO Wahida Khanam awake and wanted to know where the cupboard keys and other valuable things were.
They hit her with hammers on different parts of the body, including head, as Wahida refused to hand over the keys. Her father came to her room after hearing Wahida screaming. Then the miscreants attacked him too.
When both of them fainted due to bloodshed, the miscreants thought they were dead and fled the spot.
Wahida's father regained consciousness at around 6:30am and started shouting from inside. Then night guard Nazim Hossain Palash rushed there and found the gate to the staircase locked from inside. He entered the house through the bathroom's ventilator with a ladder, according to the statement.