Badda police arrested prime accused Shahin Mallick and his wife Masuma Begum from Khulna city early Friday in a case of murdering 38-year-old Jamil Sheikh and his nine-year-old daughter Nusrat Sheikh the day before at Uttar Badda in Dhaka.
‘We arrested Shahin and his wife Masuma, subtenants in the house of deceased Jamil, from a house in Labanchara area of Khulna city. They have been brought to Dhaka and we are interrogating them,’ Badda police officer-in-charge Kazi Wazed Ali told New Age.
‘With the arrests, we have managed to arrest both the named accused — Shahin and Jamil’s wife Arjina Begum — and a suspect, Masuma, in the case lodged by Jamil’s brother Shahin Sheikh,’ he said.
The police would produce the three arrested before a Dhaka court and would seek remand for them in police custody.
Investigators claimed that Arjina had told them that she had an extramarital affair with Shahin.
They suspected that the killings to be related to the extramarital affair.
Jamil and Nusrat were found dead in their residence at Kabarkhana Road of Uttar Badda Thursday morning.
A physician at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, who conducted the post-mortem examinations of the duo, said that Jamil was killed after his head being hit with a heavy material and his daughter was strangled to death.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court placed businessman Abdul Karim and his third wife Sharmin Akhter Mukta, who were detained for their alleged involvement in the Wednesday killings of Karim’s first wife Shamshunnahar and their youngest son Shaon at their Kakrail residence in the capital, on a six-day remand in police custody.
Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Khurshid Alam passed the order, responding to a petition by inspector Ali Hossain of Ramna police seeking a 10-day remand in police custody, New Age’s court correspondent reported.
Shamshunnahar’s brother Ashraf Ali lodged the case with Ramna police Thursday night accusing Karim and Mukta and some unidentified assailants for the killings.
Investigators suspect that the killings might be committed over family feud or ownership of properties.
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