Police arrested Constable Rabiul Hossain, his brother-in-law Saiful Islam, and the victim’s servant Bipul Kumar Roy, all hailing from different villages in Rangpur, on January 17
Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RpMP) recovered the buried body of abducted businessman Tossarraf Hossain Popi, 42, from Shyampur Sakoapara village under Badarganj upazila on Sunday morning.
The RpMP sources said: “Businessman Tossarraf, a resident of Enayetganj Lane in Hazaribag of Dhaka city, was abducted nine days ago on January 11 from Rangpur Central Bus Terminal area.”
“Victim’s younger sister Sajia Afrin Dolly filed a case in this connection with Kotwali Thana of RpMP accusing six persons including Rabiul Hossain, a Police Constable at Rangpur Police Training Centre, as the prime accused, on January 16.”
Police arrested Constable Rabiul Hossain, his brother-in-law Saiful Islam, and the victim’s servant Bipul Kumar Roy, all hailing from different villages in Rangpur, on January 17.
Tossarraf and Rabiul were known to each-other and it has been suspected that they had conflicts over money-related matters.
“We produced the arrested persons with a remand prayer before a Rangpur court on January 18 when the court granted five-days police remand,” Investigation Officer (IO) of the case and Additional Deputy Police Commissioner of RpMP Shahidullah Kowsar said.
During interrogation, the arrested persons admitted to their involvement in the abduction of Tossarraf, and killing him in a planned way as masterminded by Constable Rabiul.
Rabiul, during the investigation, admitted that he abducted Tossarraf after his arrival in Rangpur from Dhaka on January 11 at about 6 am, and took him to his sister’s house in Shyampur Sakoapara village by a motorcycle.
Later, Tossarraf became unconscious after drinking the tea given to him, which was laced with sedative tablets. After that the perpetrators hacked Tossaraf thereby killing him. They buried the body in a nearby sugarcane field.
“As per confessions of the arrested persons, we recovered the buried body of Tossarraf today,” the IO said, adding that the body was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Rangpur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Abdul Alim Mahmud said: “Investigation process is still going on, and efforts are on the way to arrest the other culprits involved in the murder.