CHITTAGONG, June 14: Detective police of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested a person for suspected involvement in the murder of a female teacher of Chittagong Nursing College.
The arrested person was identified as M Reza, 48, a former teacher of Jamiya Al Islamiya Madrasa of Patiya.
A Chittaong court granted five days of remand for interrogating him.
Tanvir Arafat, Additional Deputy Commissioner of CMP said, acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a drive and arrested Reza from GEC area of the city early Sunday morning. Anjali Debi, 50, a senior teacher of the Nursing College was hacked to death by miscreants at Telipatti Lane in the city's Panchlaish area on January 10. Her husband Dr Rajendra filed a case with Panchlaish Police Station the following day.
Keshab said Anjali was against a movement at that time at the Nursing College demanding that its students be asked to wear 'Hijab'.
"She might have been killed over the issue," her husband told the journalists. In November last year, Reza served a legal notice to the authorities concerned of the Nursing College over their stance against wearing Hijab by the college students and he went into hiding after the murder, said Keshab Chakrawarty, a DB inspector and also the Investigation Officer of the case.
Police suspected that Reza might have link with any militant group and the law enforcers are now investigating to find out the fact, he said.