Update March 7, 2015

Dhaka 10-52 am, 26-May, 2020

Female RU employee arrested in Shafiul murder

Sumel Sarker


Rajshahi University

07 March 2015, Nirapad News: A former female employee of Rajshahi University in connection with last year’s killing of sociology department Professor Shafiul Islam Lilon has been arrested by the Detective Branch of Police today.

The Rajshahi Metropolitan Police DB raided the Meherchandi area yesterday afternoon and arrested Nasrin Akter Reshma, who worked at the university’s accounts section, said Assistant Commissioner Ifte Khayer Alam last night.

Reshma is the wife of Abdus Samad Pintu who is now in jail on suspicion of his involvement in the killing.

On November 15 last year, Shafiul, 48, was hacked to death by assailants in front of his house in Chowddopai area near the university.

Law enforcers have so far arrested 17 people, including activists of Jubo Dal the youth front of the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir.

DB Inspector Abdul Muzid said the arrestees had disclosed during interrogation that Reshma had a dispute with Shafiul over sexual harassment, which might have led Pintu to kill the professor.

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