Protests took place in Jamalpur, Moulvibazar demanding justice for Subarna Akter Nodi
A Pabna court has granted police three days of remand to interrogate Abul Hossain, a prime suspect in the murder of journalist Subarna Akter Nodi.
Pabna Chief Judicial Court Judge Rashed Hossain approved the three-day remand Thursday afternoon when police sought to place Abul Hossain, who is Nodi’s former father-in-law, on remand for seven days.
Nodi, Pabna correspondent of Ananda TV, and editor and publisher of Jagrata Bangla, was hacked with sharp weapons at her house Tuesdaynight. She was pronounced dead when she was taken to Pabna Medical College Hospital around 10:30pm.
The victim’s mother, Morzina Begum, filed a murder case against Nodi’s former husband Rajib Hossain, his father Abul Hossain, and four to five unknown assailants.
Police arrested Abul Hossain from his business establishment, Shimla Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, around 2pm on Wednesday.
Police have yet to arrest the rest of the suspects.
Meanwhile, journalists brought out processions in Jamalpur in protest of the fatal attack on Nodi, as well as the recent attacks on journalists, on Thursday.
Members of Jamalpur Press Club formed a human chain near Bakultala Mor area demanding justice for Nodi.
Many prominent personalities in the district took part in the human chain demanding the arrest and exemplary punishment of the accused.
In Moulvibazar, journalists staged a human chain and a rally in front of Sreemangal Press Club, protesting Nodi’s murder.
Additional reporting by Bishwajit Deb, Jamalpur and Saiful Islam, Moulvibazar