The rider was murdered on Mouchak-Malibagh flyover on August 26
Detective Branch (DB) of Police has said the passenger had quarrelled with the rider before killing him on Mouchak-Malibagh flyover in Dhaka.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commission Masudur Rahman said Nuruddin alias Shumon was detained from Shahjahanpur area in connection to the murder in the early hours of Monday.
How was the rider killed?
While briefing the media, DB Additional Commissioner Abdul Baten said: “Milon gave ride to Shumon without using the app. The passenger was to be dropped from Malibagh’s Abul Hotel area go Gulistan for Tk50.
“After reaching the uppermost level of Mouchak-Malibagh flyover, Shumon asked Milon to stop the bike telling the rider that he had dropped something.”
The DB official said: “At one point, Shumon wanted to ride the bike and told Milon to sit in the back seat, which Milon refused. They got into an argument over the matter, after which Shumon slit Milon’s throat with a paper-cutter and fled the scene with the bike.”
“The investigation is still on but the primary investigation suggests that the main motive behind the killing was to hijack the motorbike,” he added.
Milon was taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) with a deep cut to his throat. He was later shifted to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital upon the doctor’s advice.
Later, the 35-year-old died while undergoing treatment.
Earlier, Shahjahanpur police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Atikur Rahman told Dhaka Tribune that Milon spoke to a friend around 2am, little before the incident.
During their phone conversation, Milon told his friend that he was in front of the CID office in Malibagh.
According to his family, Milon had been a partner-driver with ridesharing company Pathao.
On August 7, he last used the ridesharing app to serve passengers.
Police and family members suspect that he was a giving ride to the attacker on the night of the incident, without using the app.
The motorcycle was missing after the incident.