The man killed in a blast reportedly while making bombs at a house in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh yesterday was a suspected member of banned outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), police said today.
Deceased Alam Pramanik, 35, was son of Abul Kalam Pramanik of Telkupi in Natore Sadar upazila, Syed Nurul Islam, superintendent of police in Mymensingh, told The Daily Star.
Alam was a JMB suspect who fled to Mymensingh from Kushtia in fear of militant raids being conducted there, the SP said.
The man rented a room of the house owned by one Azim Uddin at Kashar village five days ago and two days later, he started living at the house along with his wife, Parveen, 30, and two sons Ibrahim, 8, and Ishak, 3.
His elder son Ibrahim also received splinter injuries during the incident. He is now being treated at Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), the SP said.
With this, the total number of detainees stands at six as the house owner, his wife and two sons were detained after the incident last night.
All of the detainees are now under Detective Branch (DB) supervision.
Starting from Dhaka last night, a bomb disposal unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has reached the spot in the morning and started working inside the room as the law enforcers suspect there might be more explosives there, he added.
Source: The Daily Star