POST TIME: 3 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 3 November, 2019 02:05:05 AM
Six held over Dhanmondi twin murders

Six held over
twin murders

The law enforcers have held six people after examining the CCTC footage over the double murder in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Friday while police is also searching an absconding housemaid who is suspected to be involved in the murder directly. “Six people were detained for interrogation over the murder,” said Abdullah Kafi, additional deputy commissioner (Dhanmondi zone) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) yesterday.

“We are trying to arrest the absconding new housemaid who is at the centre of the murder mystery. Arresting her will shed light on the murder case,” Kafi said.

A source in the police said, the woman went to meet the victim’s family for a job earlier. On Friday, the woman, clad in jeans and kamiz, went to work at the house and the murders were committed after that. Quoting the CCTV footage, the source said the new housemaid entered the building along with Bachchu, a bodyguard of Afroza’s son-in-law Kazi Monir Uddin Tarin. After a few moments, the house maid got out of the building normally.

“Police suspect that the absconding new housemaid knows everything about the homicide and was directly involved in the murders. Now police is trying to trace her,” the source said.

Meanwhile, police have handed over the bodies to their families after an autopsy yesterday.  Dr Kabir Sohel, who did the autopsy, said the throats of both the victims were slit. He also found some injury marks inflicted by sharp instruments on their bodies.

The bodies of Afroza Begum, 65, and Diti, 19, a housemaid, were recovered from a flat in Dhanmondi area of the capital on Friday evening. Police detained six people, including the electrician and the security guards of the building, for interrogation. Police sources said that three of the detained people will face further legal action and the rest will be released after interrogation.

The three suspects who will be kept in police custody are Kazi Monir Uddin, the victim Afroza Begum’s son in law, his bodyguard Bachchu Mia, and Belayet, the electrician of the building. The victim’s families have not yet filed a case at Dhanmondi Police station over the murders. Police said the case will be filed as soon as any of the victim’s family members come to the police station.

Afroza’s family members said she used to live in one of the apartments of his son-in-law Kazi Monir Uddin Tarin, deputy managing director of Creative Group. Monir lived with his family at an adjacent flat.