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2 Oyasiqur murder suspects remanded

A Dhaka court has granted eight-day remand for each of the two accused in the murder of blogger Oyasiqur Rahman.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Yunus Khan passed the order on Tuuesday afternoon after the IO of the case Md Mizanur Rahman produced the suspects--Zikrullah and Ariful--before the court with a 10-day remand plea.

During the hearing, Zikrullah told the court: "Although we had our involvement in Oyasiqur murder, we do not know anything about Avijit killing. But, We did not hack him. The person, who directly attacked the blogger[Oyasiqur] fled the scene immediately."

"Oyasiqur was killed for making defamatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad on Facebook."

The secular blogger was hacked to death on Monday morning in Tejgaon, Dhaka.

A travel agency executive, Oyasiqur’s murder was premeditated. Three assailants swooped on Oyasiqur, 27, armed with machetes around 9am on Dipika Mosque Lane of Begunbari, close to Tejgaon Textile Engineering University, when he was going to office in Motijheel.

Zikrullah and Ariful, two madrasa students, were captured by two transgendered persons from the spot immediately after the incident.

Later, Oyasiqur's brother-in-law Monir Hossain Masud filed a case with Tejgaon industrial police station against four persons around 11pm Monday.

The other accused are Masum, and Abu Taher. However, their detail identities could not be known immediately.

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