CID filed a charge sheet in the case before the court on Sunday
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has said a man killed four of his relatives – elder brother, brother’s wife and two children – in a plot he had devised through watching the Indian TV show “Crime Patrol”.
Sheikh Omar Farooq, additional DIG of CID in Khulna and Barisal region, disclosed the information at a press conference held at CID headquarters on Tuesday, reports Bangla Tribune.
Earlier, the CID filed a charge sheet in the case in court on Sunday.
According to the CID, the accused, Raihanul Islam, mixed sleeping pills with soft drinks and fed them to his brother’s family. Later he killed them by slitting their throats with a knife in their sleep.
Sheikh Omar Farooq said Raihanul had been taking sleeping pills with phensedyl for a long time. At one point, he was sent to jail after getting caught with the drugs by the police.
This led to Raihanul divorcing his wife and starting to live with his brother’s family as he was unemployed. However, he was upset with his sister-in-law as she occasionally raised the issue of money. At one point, Raihanul planned to kill his elder brother and sister-in-law.
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The CID official said: “As part of the plan, Raihanul bought two soft drinks (Speed) from a local shop and mixed sleeping pills in them. He gave the drink mixed with sleeping pills to his brother, sister-in-law, niece and nephew. When they all fell asleep, he stabbed them to death at around 3:30am on October 15.”
“Raihanul originally wanted to kill only his brother and sister-in-law. But his nephew and niece woke up at the time of the murder and then he killed them too,” he said.
Sheikh Omar Farooq said: “After the incident, Raihanul tried to wipe out evidence of the murder. But the CID managed to arrest him before that. According to his confession, bloodstained clothes and the knife used in the murder were recovered.”
Raihanul told the CID during preliminary interrogation that he had learned the technique of murder by watching “Crime Patrol”.
On October 15, police recovered the bodies of four people, including two children, with their throats slit, from Khalsi village in Kalaroa upazila of Satkhira district.
A case was filed by Moyna Khatun, mother-in-law of one of the victims, Shahinur Rahman, with Kolaroa police station on Thursday night.
Later, the CID, who were given responsibility to investigate the case, arrested Raihanul.