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10 fishermen murder: Two confess in court after remand

On April 23, the decomposed bodies of 10 were discovered on a trawler floating off Nazirertek Beach in Cox's Bazar

Update : 30 Apr 2023, 10:57 PM

Two defendants in the case filed over recovery of 10 bodies from a fishing trawler off Nazirertek Beach in Cox's Bazar have given their confessional statement in the court.

After the three-day remand, they gave their statement under Article 164 when they were produced in the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Srigyan Tanchagya of Cox's Bazar Sadar at around 4:30pm on Sunday.

The accused who gave their statement are Fazal Kader Majhi and Abu Taiyab Majhi of Banskhali upazila.

After the three-day remand, the investigating officer of the case, Inspector Durjoy Biswas of Cox's Bazar Sadar police station, produced them in the court. 

He said that after the remand interrogation, two people have agreed to give their statement under section 164 in the court.

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The officer said that the two accused on remand have admitted that on April 9, they saw one of the trawlers of Samshul Alam alias Samshu Majhi surrounded by 7-8 trawlers. The people from the trawlers were seen beating them and calling them robbers. Those who were beating were residents of Maheshkhali. The other group were residents of Banskhali. 

Meanwhile, in this case, the police arrested a person named Gias Uddin Munir, 32, from Badarkhali area of Chakaria upazila on April 25. Munir is the son of Md Noor Nabi of Badarkhali area.

On Sunday afternoon, the Senior Judicial Magistrate of Cox's Bazar Sadar Srigyan Tanchgya granted a three-day remand of the accused. Durjoy, the investigating officer of the case, said that the police will take Munir for remand at any time.

He said that the five-day remand of Baitta Kamal, the owner of the trawler from Matarbari area, and Karim Shikdar, trawler operator, who were accused in the case by the order of the court, is ending on Sunday. The two will also be sent to court sometime on Monday. 

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On April 23, the decomposed bodies of 10 were discovered on a trawler floating off Nazirertek Beach in Cox's Bazar.

According to local fishermen, a few days ago, a group of robbers attacked the trawler, looting and killing the fishermen onboard before placing them inside the trawler's deck and making a hole in it.

Rokeya Begum, the wife of trawler owner Shamsul Alam, filed a case, accusing four people and 50-60 unidentified persons on Tuesday.

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