Senior Correspondent: Seeing the video footage, police have arrested five more people in connection with the lynching of a woman in Badda.
Police arrested them from different parts of the capital on Wednesday night.
The arrestees were identified as Ahmed, Murad Hossain, Billal, Asadul Islam and Sohel Rana.
Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station, said they were arrested for their suspected involvement and they would be produced before the court seeking remand.
So far, 12 people have been arrested in this connection. According to police investigation, Taslima Begum, who was lynched, went to Uttar Badda Government Primary School to know information over admission for her daughter.
As it was middle of the year, people suspected her. They took them to headmistress of the school. In the meantime, a rumour of child-lifting was spread in the area. Later, hundreds of people rushed to the school and thrashed the woman.
Later, she was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where the duty doctor declared her dead.
On July 20, a case was filed accusing unknown 400-500 unidentified people.
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