A Dinajpur court has granted a seven-day remand against Asadul Islam, the prime accused of the case filed over the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam and his father.
The order was passed on Sunday at the court of Dinajpur Senior Judicial Magistrate (Amli court-7) Maniruzzaman Sarker.
Confirming the matter, Imam Zafar, investigating officer of the case, told The Business Standard that police sought a 10-day remand for Asadul Islam emphasising the seriousness of the case. However, the court granted 7 days for the remand.
Responding to a query, Imam said it was not a remand plea for a case on stealing. The remand was sought to scrutinise all aspects relating to the attack.
Earlier on Saturday, the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) handed over Asadul Islam to the Detective Branch of police. Asadul was undergoing treatment at Rangpur Medical College Hospital days after his arrest.
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.