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Prime suspect, associate held in city over MP Liton murder

12 January 2017,Thursday, 15:32



Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested the prime suspect and his associate in a case filed over the murder of Gaibandha-1 lawmaker Manjurul Islam Liton from Badda area in the city early Thursday, reports UNB.

The arrestees are prime suspect Ashraful, son of Hazi Yunus, ameer of Sundarganj upazila unit of Jamaat and his associate Jahirul Islam.

Tipped off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area and arrested the duo in the dead of night, said Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Masud, commanding officer of Rab-1.

Liton was shot at point blank range by some unidentfied miscreants at his village home at Masterpara in Bamandanga union of Sundarganj Upazila on December 31, 2016.

The MP was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

 

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