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MP Anar murder: Key suspect Siam arrested in Nepal

  • Fled to Kathmandu after the murder
  • DB police departed for Nepal on Saturday
Update : 01 Jun 2024, 12:30 PM

The Nepalese police on Thursday arrested one of the key suspects in the murder of Jhenaidah-4 MP Anwarul Azim Anar in India. 

The arrestee is Siam Hossain, who was rumoured to have fled to Kathmandu after the murder. 

Diplomatic efforts are reportedly underway by the Bangladesh Embassy for Siam's extradition, reports Prothom Alo. 

Meanwhile, a four-member team from the Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) departed for Kathmandu from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10am.

In this regard, DB chief Additional Commissioner Harunor Rashid said they have heard about Siam’s arrest in Nepal. 

“Besides, there is a possibility that the other accused have also gone to Nepal after the murder. Considering all aspects, we are going there,” he told reporters at the airport.

Earlier, the Indian police announced the arrest of a man named Siam in connection with the murder. However, it was later informed that they mistook Jihad, a butcher, for Siam.

The Jhenaidah-4 MP crossed the Darshana-Gede border into India for treatment on May 12. He stayed at his friend Gopal Biswas’s home in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.

The following day, he left to see a doctor at noon and was expected to return in the evening. However, a WhatsApp message from his phone to Biswas stated that he went to Delhi instead and would call if necessary.

Since then, he could not be reached by phone. Eventually, the government confirmed his death on May 22, citing Indian police.

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