Police have arrested eight Dakhil examinees for killing a college student in front of an exam center in Cumilla on Thursday.
The victim has been identified as Md Siam, 17, son of Helal Uddin Sarker of Char Mohonpur village under Cumilla’s Titas upazila. He was a first year student of Munshiganj Technical College.
The arrestees are Sakib Hasan, 19, son Joy Mia, Nazmul Hasan, 19, son of Nazir Hasan, Jonayed Islam Shuvo, 17, Saimun Mia, 19, son of Shafiq Mia, Masum Billah Rony, 19, son of Awlad Hasan, Omar Faruk, 19, son of Nurul Haque, Junayed Ahmed Sourav, 19, son of Abul Kashem and Mukul Ahmed Rabi, 17, son of Md Helal.
According to police, accused Nazmul had a love affair with a cousin of Siam. An enmity was ensuing between the two as Siam was opposing the relationship and deterring Nazmul from visiting the area where the girl lived.
The killing occurred when Siam took his brother to Titas upazila’s Gazipur Azizia Senior Dakhil Madrassah for attending an exam on Thursday. Finding Siam alone, Nazmul and his accomplices swooped on him and at one point, hacked him to death with a knife.
“Siam’s father Helal filed a murder case accusing Nazmul and seven others on Thursday night, based on which the arrests were made. The eight accused have been sent to jail through the court on Friday,” said Sudhin Chandra Das, Officer In-charge (OC) of Titas Police Station.