A case has been filed over the killing of the female journalist in her house Tuesday night
The family of slain Pabna journalist, Subarna Akter Nodi, has filed a case accusing seven people, including her former husband Rajib Hossain, his father Abul Hossain and several unidentified.
Nodi’s mother Morjina Begum filed the murder case at the Sadar police station on Wednesday.
Police arrested Abul, who owns Shimla Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, later in the afternoon from the centre, said Pabna’s Additional Superintendent of Police Gautam Kumar Biswas.
Unidentified assailants attacked 32-year-old Nodi, the Pabna correspondent of Ananda TV, with sharp weapons at the entrance of her house near the Adarsha Girls’ High Scholl in Pabna municipality’s Radhanagar area around 10pm on Tuesday.
Nodi’s mother and neighbours had rushed her to Pabna General Hospital where duty doctors declared her dead.
Morjina claimed her daughter had told her that Rajib and his associate Milon were among the assailants before she died at the hospital.
The mother of a five-year-old daughter, Nodi also used to work as the Pabna correspondent of newspaper Dainik Jagrata Bangla.
Nodi had filed a dowry case against Rajib last year after he allegedly threw her out when she refused to get him money from her family, according to the case documents.
Her elder sister Champa Begum said Rajib and his associates had verbally abused her on the court premises after she testified against him in court in that case on Tuesday morning.
Police have also detained the caretaker of Nodi’s house, Imran Hossain, and several of his friends to be for questioned over the murder.