Police have arrested another accused in a case over the humiliation of acting principal of Mirzapur United College Swapan Kumar Biswas in Narail Sadar Upazila.
The arrestee is Nur Nabi, 45, son of late Fayez Chowkidar of Gobra village in Kalora union of Narail Sadar upazila.
Police arrested him from Manihar area of Jashore around 11:30 pm Sunday, said Prabir Kumar Roy, superintendent of Narail district police.
He was taken to Sadar police station. With the fresh one, five people have so far been arrested in this connection.
Meanwhile, Sub-inspector of Mirzapur police outpost in-charge Mohammad Morshalin has been attached to Narail police lines as he is the plaintiff of the case, added the officer.
Earlier, police arrested phone mechanic Shaon, auto-rickshaw driver Rimon, madrasa teachers Monirul Islam and Rahmat Ullah Rony.
On Sunday, the court put the four accused arrested earlier on three-day remand each.
On June 18, a Hindu student of Mirzapur United Degree College made a post on Facebook supporting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
There was day-long unrest in the college over the post and rumours that acting principal Swapan Kumar Biswas had sided with the student, following which police escorted him out of the campus. At one stage, a group of people forced him to wear a garland of shoes.
A video of the incident also went viral on social media that sparked huge criticism.
Later, the accused, who made the Facebook post, was arrested and a case was filed against him under the Digital Security Act.
On June 26, two probe committees were formed led by Additional District Magistrate Jubayer Hossain Chowdhury and by Additional Superintendent of Police Md Riazul Islam.
On June 27, three more were arrested in another case filed at the Sadar Police Station police for setting teachers’ vehicles on fire and obstructing police duty.
Police also arrested Rahmat Ullah Roni, the prime accused in this case, from Khulna on June 29.