The suspects were identified as Ujirpur Union Parishad Chairman Foyez Uddin, and his associates Tarek Ahmed, Md Alauddin, Jahangir Alam, and Tarik Hasan
A total of five people including the prime suspect, an UP chairman, were put on police remand on Friday for their alleged involvement in severing the wrists of a young man over previous enmity.
The suspects were identified as Ujirpur Union Parishad Chairman Foyez Uddin, and his associates Tarek Ahmed, Md Alauddin, Jahangir Alam, and Tarik Hasan.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Court’s Senior Judicial Magistrate Mainul Hossain passed the remand order and handed them to the police for four days, in place of the remand prayer for seven days, confirmed Case Investigation Officer Jahangir Hossain.
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 8pm on Thursday, and arrested them, said Atiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shibganj police station.
On Wednesday, miscreants severed the wrists of Rubel Hossain, 28, at Ujirpur in Shibganj upazila.
Abdus Salam, uncle of the victim, and a local Awami League leader, said Rubel and UP chairman Foyez had been at loggerheads for long, over establishing supremacy in a ferry ghat of the area.
Family sources said when Rubel, along with his two friends, was returning home, several people ambushed him near Ujirpur Beribadh, and took him to meet Ujirpur UP chairman Foyez.
As he reached the chairman’s office, his hired goons blindfolded him, and severed both his wrists, and left him near the Beribadh area.
On information, family members rescued him, and took him to Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital.