UNO Wahida’s own staff involved in attack

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A gardener has confessed to involvement in the attack on Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam and her father.

The gardener named Robiul Islam, 43, was a government employee and he was arrested on September 11 on suspicion of being one of the attackers.

Law enforcers held him in connection with the attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam and her father Omar Ali on Saturday.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Rangpur Range Devdas Bhattacharya disclosed the information at a press briefing at the office of Dinajpur Superintendent of Police.

During interrogation, the employee confessed to committing the attack.

Police produced Robiul before court with a 10-day remand plea. The Dinajpur court of Justice Ismail Hossain granted six-day remand.

“Rabiul is an employee of the UNO office. He is temporarily fired. During the preliminary interrogation, Rabiul claimed responsibility of the attack. Some evidences available are being examined,” said DIG.

The law enforcers have so far arrested four people, including another prime suspect Asadul Islam, and three of them were remanded for their alleged involvement in the attack.

Wahida’s elder brother Sheikh Farid Uddin filed a case on September 3 night against 4-5 unknown people at Ghoraghat Police Station over the incident.