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RAB source found dead in Jessore

Update : 03 May 2017, 01:34 AM
A 30-year-old man, said to an informant of Rapid Action Battalion, has been found shot dead in Jessore's Manirampur upazila. The deceased is Ataur Rahman, a contractor, who was the son of one Abul Kashem hailing from the upazila's Bagdanga village. Ataur was also an accused in a murder case filed over the death of Morwar Hossain in 2015, police said, adding, they detained a man named Shahidul Islam over the latest incident of death. Manirampur police station's Officer-in-Charge Mokarram Hossain said that Shahidul informed them about the murder around 11pm on Monday. “We recovered the body from near a rice mill an hour later and then detained Shahidul for interrogation,” the OC said. Referring to the detainee, he added that Ataur and Shahidul went to visit local Union Parishad Chairman Chandra Shekhar Roy at his home in the evening. Some unidentified miscreants on two motorbikes attacked the duo when they were returning home around 10:30pm, opening fire on Ataur's face and throat, the police officer continued quoting Shahidul. The body bearing multiple bullet wounds was sent to the morgue of Jessore General Hospital yesterday morning for an autopsy. OC Mokarram, however, suspects that previous rivalry over the murder case might have led to Ataur's death. Meanwhile, the deceased's wife Shahnaj Parvin Rumi said the chairman had phoned Ataur and asked to meet him. Accordingly, Ataur along with Shahidul went to the chairman's home in Kultia area, she added. When contacted, UP chairman denied calling Ataur over phone. “Rather, he [Ataur] wanted to meet me to discuss some issues relating to the locality,” he said. Ataur had left his village home and started living in a rented house in Jessore town after being sued in the case. He finally returned home along with his family recently.
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