Armed Police Battalion (APBn) has detained another Rohingya man from Ukhiya on Sunday over suspicion of his being involved in the killing of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah raising the number of arrestees to five.
The 5th arrestee was named as Md Ilias,35, a resident of Kutupalong camp-5.
Tipped off a drive was conducted at the camp around 12pm and Ilias was held while trying to run away, said SP Naimul Haque, commander of the 14th Armed Police Battalion.
With this, five suspects have been arrested since the murder on September 29.
Earlier on Friday two Rohingya men Mohammad Selim,33, and Shawkat Ullah,23, were arrested and on Saturday another two Rohingya men Abdus Salam,32, and Jiaur Rahman,32, were taken into custody. All were arrested from Kutupalong Rohingya camps.
A Cox’s Bazar court on Sunday placed Mohammad Selim and Shawkat Ullah on a three-day remand for interrogation about over the killing.
On Thursday night, police registered a murder case following a complaint from Mohib Ullah’s brother Habib Ullah, said officer-in-charge Sanjur Morshed.
Unknown assailants gunned down Mohib on Wednesday night.
Formerly a teacher in Myanmar, the slain activist was popularly known as Master Mohib Ullah among the Rohingya refugees. He was the head of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) at Kutupalong camp.