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Shooter arrested over Preeti and Tipu murder

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Detective Branch (DB) of police have arrested a shooter over the murders of Awami League leader Tipu and college student Samia Afrin Jamal Preeti at North Shajahanpur in Dhaka.

DB sources confirmed the news on Sunday noon.

The detailed information will be disclosed at a press briefing at DMP media centre later on the day, said DB chief additional commissioner AKM Hafiz

Former Motijheel Thana Awami League general secretary Zahidul Islam Tipu, 54, and college student Samia Afrin Preeti, 18, were killed in indiscriminate firing of assailants in front of Manama high-rise building at North Shajahanpur in Dhaka at night of March 24.

A case was filed on Friday in connection with the murder of Zahidul Islam Tipu.

According to Preeti’s family, she was going back to her friend’s house by a rickshaw, but was killed in firing by a gunman.

Shahjahanpur Police Station’s Inspector (Investigation) Thakur Das said it was a ‘killing mission’ of one to one and a half minutes. Shots were fired indiscriminately. At least, 12 bullets pierced the body of Tipu.

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