Three more have been arrested in connection with the clashes between the students of Dhaka College and traders and workers of New Market. The members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested those three.

RAB confirmed the arrests through a text message sent to the media on Thursday morning. The three were arrested from Shariatpur and Cox's Bazar in separate drives, RAB said.

However, RAB did not reveal the identities of those three. But they said one of those three was involved in the killings and the other two instigated the incident.

The director of RAB's law and media wing will brief the newspersons regarding the arrests at the media centre of RAB at Karwan Bazar in the capital today at 11:30am.

Earlier on the night of 18 April, the students of Dhaka College clashed with the shop owners and workers of New Market. The incident originated from an argument between two workers of two restaurants in New Market.

The students and the traders and workers of the new market locked in clashes in phases again the next day over this incident.

Due to this, shop owners-employees and hawkers clashed with the students of Dhaka College in the New Market area on 19 April.

Two people were killed in the clashes. One of them was Nahid Hossain, a courier service worker. Another was Mohammad Morsalin, a shopkeeper at the New Market. Nearly 50 people were injured in the clashes.

A total of five cases have been registered in this regard. The total number of accused in these cases is 1,724.

Of the cases, two are murder cases, which are being investigated by the detective branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). New Market police are investigating three other cases.

DB has already arrested five people and taken them in remand in connection with the killing of Nahid. The arrestees are Md Abdul Qaiyum, Palash Mia, Mahmud Irfan, Md Faisal Islam and Md Junaid Bogdadi.

According to DB, all of these five arrestees are students of Dhaka College. They were in the front row during the clash and were armed with sharp weapons.

According to several sources of Dhaka College, these five are affiliated with the politics of Chhatra League.