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Detectives investigating the murder of Ajmol Alom in Poplar have arrested a third man in connection with his death.
The 21-year-old from the east London was arrested today and has been remanded at an east London police station.
A 19-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder remains in custody.
19 year old Aminur Nazir Khan appeared at Thames Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of Ajmol Alom.
He has since been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey next week.
19 year old Aminur Khan, of Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar appeared in court today accused of stabbing 16-year-old Ajmol Alom to death on Monday night.
Ajmol, who has been described as a star pupil, was wounded in the thigh during the incident in Spey Street, Poplar.
Khan is also charged with the attempted murder of Ajmol's friend Azime Rob, also 16, who was stabbed through the cheek.
Both were taken to hospital, where Ajmol died.
Aminur Nazir Khan, who's nineteen, will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court today.
He is charged with the murder of 16-year-old Ajmol Alom who died of a stab wound to his thigh.
Detectives have also arrested a second 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
One teenager has been charged - and a second arrested - in connection with the murder of sixteen year old Ajmol Alom.
He was stabbed in the thigh in a seemingly unprovoked attack in Poplar on Monday. Another teenager was slashed across the face and is being treated in hospital. Aminur Nazir Khan, who's nineteen, will appear in court tomorrow.
Police are appealing for help in finding the murderer of a 16-year-old boy. Ajmol Alom was stabbed on Monday evening in Spey Street in Poplar, where he lived.
A second teenager was stabbed in the cheek and remains in hospital.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers said: "Ajmol was with his friend and doesn't appear to have been doing anything to provoke this attack.
"They were in Spey Street talking when they were confronted by five-six other male youths wearing bandanas and with their hoods up. The males attacked first his friend and then stabbed Ajmol in the upper thigh.
"We are keeping an open mind about the motive but at this stage there is no indication Ajmol was a gang member. We are also keeping an open mind about any precursor incident that could provide a possible motive."
A murder investigation is underway in East London, after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in the street.
Ajmol Alom has been described by his headteacher as a "star pupil with a bright future ahead of him". A second teenager who was also attacked is being treated in hospital.
Police have described it as an unprovoked attack, as Ria Chatterjee reports:
The headteacher of Langdon Park School has said that "out of all his students", Amjol Amol was the "least likely" to be involved in violence. Chris Dunne added that the teenager had been working in Northern Ireland to promote peace in local communities.
A post-mortem is due to take place tomorrow.
Former Mayor of Tower Hamlets Doros Ullah has told ITV London that the community had "urged" the relevant authorities to take action over ongoing anti-social behaviour in the area, claiming that the death of a 16-year-old boy "could have been prevented".
The headteacher of the school where 16-year-old Ajmol Alom attended has sent several pictures of the "star pupil" to ITV London.
Chris Dunne, headteacher at Langdon Park School, said he had a "very bright academic future ahead of him".
A 16-year-old boy with "a very bright future" has been stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by a hooded-gang.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers said Ajmol Alom was with a "peaceful" group of fellow Bengalis when he was attacked.