Gulshan attacker Khairul’s Parents held in Bogra

Gulshan attacker Khairul’s Parents held in Bogra

Police detained the parents of Md Khairul Islam alias Badhan, one of the five militants who took part in the Gulshan restaurant attack, from their house in Shahjahanpur upazila in Bogra district on Sunday.


The arrestees are Abul Hossain and Peyara Begum, UNB reports.


Shahjahan Ali, a member of Chopinagar union parishad, said a team of police went to the house of Khairul with a photograph in the evening.


Police asked them to bring a photo of their son and it matched the police one.


Later, police picked up Abul, Peyara and their daughter Hosne Ara and her husband Ranju Miah and took to the police station.


Later, they were taken to the Detective Branch office, he said.


However, police set Hosne Ara and Ranju free.


Locals said Abul Hossain, a day labour, has two daughters apart from only son Khairul.


Peyara Begum said Khairul had been missing for the last one year.


Earlier, additional police super of Bogra Monira Sultana said Md Khairul Islam Badhan, one of the five attackers whose names were disclosed by police on Sunday after their death in a commando operation, remained missing for the last six months.


Khairul, 25, son of Abul Hossain of Mangalpara area of the upazila, was a madrasah student and he told his family six months ago that he got admitted to a college in Dhaka, she said.


Besides, Superintendent of Bogra police Asaduzzamna said Khairul was a listed member of banned militant group Jama’at-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and had no relation with his family for the last six months.