Four persons have been arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-4 from Pallabi area in the capital in connection with the murder of junior group member Zahid Hasan, 35.
The arrested are Md Irfan alias Damru, Dollar Hossain, Raja Hossain and Md Korban. The arrested also confessed that they all were involved in the murder of Zahid.
They said the murder happened centring extortion and drug taking.
RAB-4 Commander Additional DIG Md Mozammel Huque disclosed it while addressing a press conference at RAB Media Centre in Kawran Bazar of the capital on Sunday (Feb 27).
He said all the arrested persons are Biharis. However, slain Zahid Hasan was a Bengali. At night on February 22 last, some miscreants hacked him to death with sharp weapons. Later, Hanif Khan, father of Zahid Hasan, filed a murder case with Pallabi Police Station. Then RAB-4 arrested four accused including the prime accused of the case.
On the basis of intelligence information, RAB-4 personnel arrested the accused conducting raids at Pallabi in the capital, Siddhirganj in Narayanganj, and Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria from Saturday night to Sunday morning.
Additional DIG Md Mozammel Hossain further said slain Zahid Hasan used to live at Pallabi Benarasi Palli area with his family. He was a bus driver by profession. But, he switched to selling fish changing his profession as plying of transport became limited due to Covid pandemic. He was married and father of a son.
Under priliminary questioning, the accused said slain Zahid and they were the inhabitants of the same area. The area is under the Bihari Camp (Jollad Camp, Muslim Camp and Millat Camp). There is a tendency of gang culture in the area.