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2 remanded over Dutch envoy’s handbag stealing

  • Published at 09:03 PM November 24, 2016
  • Last updated at 09:12 PM November 24, 2016
2 remanded over Dutch envoy’s handbag stealing

Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere attended a programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts of DU on Monday from where her handbag was stolen.

A Dhaka court on Thursday placed two people on a one-day remand in a case filed with Shahbagh police station over stealing handbag of Dutch envoy from a programme at Dhaka University.

Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after  DB inspector Bahauddin Faruki, also investigation officer of the case, produced the two accused— Rubel, 20, and Shawon, 20—before the court with a seven-day plea for interrogation.

Earlier, detectives on Wednesday arrested the two suspects and recovered the stolen handbag of the Dutch envoy. Rubel, the main suspect, was nabbed from Shanirakhra area in the capital while Shawon was arrested from a shop at a shopping mall in the capital.

Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere attended a programme at the Faculty of Fine Arts of DU on Monday from where her handbag was stolen. The handbag contained the Dutch envoy’s iPad, an iPhone and bank documents. The thief managed to escape, but failed to avoid CCTV cameras.

Later, a case was filed with Shahbagh police station on that night in this regard.

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