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Dhanmondi double murder: Main suspect still traceless, police detain six for interrogation

  • Published at 05:34 pm November 2nd, 2019
File photo of Afroza Begum Collected

The autopsies have been performed at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital morgue on Saturday

Police are still in the dark as law enforcers could neither find the main suspect nor make any arrests for the murder of Afroza Begum and her domestic help, Diti Akter, who were killed on Friday at an apartment in Dhanmondi.

Police have detained Nuruzzaman, generator operator, Belayet, and Bachchu, a house help of  Afroza's son-in-law, for questioning over the murders, said  Ashfaque Razib Hasan, inspector (investigation) of Dhanmondi police station.

According to Md Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Police Station, said that the CC camera footage showed the main suspect who is also the new maid of the house was not carrying anything while leaving the apartment.

File photo: Afroza Begum's family members mourns over her death | Dhaka Tribune

According to inquest report, the killers stabbed both victims with sharp weapons several times on different parts of their bodies. But, no sign of rape was found, police added.

The autopsy report of Afroza Begum an industrialist,and her domestic help, Diti Akter, revealed that both died due to excessive blood loss as they were stabbed, and their throats slit respectively, confirmed Prof Sohel Mahmud Head of Forensic Medicine Department of Dhaka Medical College (DMC) to the Dhaka Tribune. 

Afroza Begum owned garment factories on joint venture, and she had one flat registered in her name in Dhaka. She had a daughter, Dilruba Sultana, who is married to TeamTex Group’s Managing Director (MD) and MD of Creative GroupKazi Monir Uddin Tarim, said the victim’s nephew M A Karim to the  Dhaka Tribune. 

The other victim Diti Akter   had been working at Afroza’s house for the last four and a half years, said her brother Md Jasim. Ditti was hearing impaired and could not speak.