Superintendent of Police Md Mahbub Alam said: “Sohel, 22, gave confessional statement before the court of Senior Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashikuzzaman on Sunday.”
He confessed that he along with Rafiqul Hasan, Bike Hasan, who was killed in a gunfight with police in Rajshahi, and a few more people were involved in the killing, the SP added.
Earlier, a team of police led by DB Inspector Ashok Kumar Singha in a drive arrested Sohel, son of Abdul Gani Mia, a resident of Gopalpur upazila of the district, from Elenga Bus Stand area in Kalihati upazila of the district on Saturday evening.
On Sunday morning, police produced him before the court where the gave his confessional statement.
SP Mahbub Alam said: “Sohel was trained by Abdul Hakim Naym, 33, who was killed in Kallyanpur raid in Dhaka on July 25.
On April 30, 2016, Nikhil was hacked to death near his workplace. Two cases were filed in the connection.