A Cox’s Bazar court on Sunday, February 13, granted a three-day remand to a pickup-van driver in connection with the killing of five brothers in Cox’s Bazar’s Chakaria Upazila.
Senior Judicial Magistrate Judge Rajiv Kumar Deb gave the order after police produced Saiful Islam in the afternoon with a seven-day remand prayer.
Malumghat highway police Sub-Inspector (SI) Abul Hossain, also the investigating officer of the case, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.
Police captured Saiful from the capital’s Mohammadpur area.
According to the case, a total of nine siblings were crossing the road together to return home after attending the funeral of their late father on February 8.
Of them, five brothers were killed and three sisters sustained injuries when a pickup-van heading towards Cox’s Bazar hit them.
Plaban Sushil, brother of the deceased, filed the case against the driver with Chakaria police station the same night.
Of the injured, Raktim Sushil and Hira Rani Sushil are still undergoing treatment at a hospital while Raktim’s condition is critical.
The funeral of the five deceased was held on Friday according to the religious rites.