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Police arrest 3 over murder of Uber driver

  • Published at 11:18 am June 30th, 2019

The suspects have admitted to their involvement in the murder, according to the police

The Detective Branch (DB) of police has arrested three people in connection with the murder of Md Arman, a 42-year-old Uber driver.

The arrestees are-- Sijan, Sharif and Sajib.

Confirming the matter, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman said the three men were arrested on Saturday night with two switchblades in their possession.

During a press briefing at DMP media centre on Sunday, Abdul Baten, additional commissioner with the DB, said the arrestees were professional car hijackers.

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“An unknown man wanted a Toyota Allion car and offered Tk8 lakh to Sijan, prompting his plan to hijack a car,” said the commissioner.

Sijan with his two associates bought two switchblades from New Market on June 13. They called an Uber, and kept on cancelling and asking for new rides for five times until they found an Allion car. The three waited in a dark and secluded place in Uttara for the car to arrive.

Abdul Baten said: “Sijan slit the driver’s throat when the car arrived, but failed to hijack the car. All three have admitted to their involvement in the murder. Right now, we are trying to uncover who wanted the car and for what purpose.”