Dhanmondi killings: Housemaid ‘confesses to’ killing woman, house help

  • Fri,8 Nov 2019 01:51:54 PM

Dhaka, Nov 08 (BAN/ AD): The sensational Dhanmondi double murder in which a businessman’s mother-in-law and a house help were killed has been solved. On Friday police said the housemaid accused of killing has made a confessional statement in court.

Police’s Sub-Inspector Ashraf Ali said Surobhi Akter Nahida gave the statement before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate on Thursday. The statement given under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure can be used as evidence in trial. She has also given details of how she carried out the killings.

On Nov 01 bodies of Afroza Begum, 65, and her house help “Diti”, 18, were found with throats slit at their residence. Police believed such murders are the work of a professional killer and Surobhi actually posed as a housemaid to carry out the killings. A blood-stained shoe of Surobhi was found near the house later, police said.

She was arrested last Sunday at a slum in the capital’s Agargaon. Police on Tuesday took Surobhi and four other suspects into custody for a five-day grilling.

The others accused in the case started by victim Afroza’s son-in-law Kazi Monir Uddin Tarim, an apparel sector entrepreneur, are security guard Md Nuruzaaman, and caretakers Gausul Azam Prince, Atikul Haque Bachchu and Belayet Hossain.

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