A Dhaka court on Monday placed Masum Md Akash, the prime accused in the murder of an Awami League politician and a female college student in Shahjahanpur, on a seven-day police remand.
Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Tofazzal Hossain passed the order when DB inspector Yeasin Shikder produced him before the court with 15-day remand prayer.
Police on Sunday arrested Akash, 34, from Bogura district.
AL politician Zahidul Islam Tipu, who was in a microbus, and Samia Afrin Priti, a 22-year-old college student, who was in a rickshaw on Thursday night were killed in firing, police said.
During police interrogation, Akash admitted that he followed Tipu to kill and when the vehicle carrying Tipu reached near Shahjahanpur Rail gate he opened fire on him.
Akash was also wanted in four other criminal cases, said police.
Tipu was a former general secretary of AL Motijheel committee and Priti was a student of Begum Badrunnesa Government College. Tipu’s driver was also injured.
The crime occurred in front of Islami Bank Hospital around 10.15pm when Zahidul was returning home in his microbus and Samia on a rickshaw with her friend, police said.
They were all stuck in a traffic jam in the area when a biker wearing a helmet and a mask appeared from nowhere and fired at them.
The three sustained bullet injuries and were soon rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, where Zahidul and the student died of their injuries hours later.
Later a case was filed against unidentified people over the double murder on Friday.