Five people hatched a plan at a restaurant in Zinda Bazar in Sylhet city on March 10 to kidnap schoolboy Abu Sayeed, says Abdur Rakib, district Olama League Secretary, while depositing a statement before a Sylhet court yesterday.
Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court 1 Judge Shahedul Karim recorded the statement from 12:30pm to 4pm.
Abdur said: ‘Geda phone me on March 9 and wanted to meet with me. The following day, I, Masum, Mahibul Islam Masum, publicity secretary of district Ulema League, Geda and another unidentified man met there. During the meeting, showing picture of a boy Geda told us that we have to kidnap the boy. Then, the unidentified man said no problem, it will be done.Ó
Abdur also told the court that they had kidnapped the boy in the morning on March 11 and kept him in a tin-shed house, adjacent to Geda’s house.
Later, Geda and Masum took the boy to the house of Ebadur Rahman, a constable of Airport police station. Then, Geda phoned the family of the boy and demanded Tk5 lakh as ransom, said Abdur. Abdur told the court that Geda and Masum had killed the boy as the boy could recognise them.
On Monday, the court placed Geda who is an informant of RAB, on a three-day remand in connection with the killing. The court granted the remand after police produced Geda Mia before the court with a 10-day remand plea yesterday afternoon.