Case filed against two domestic helps for ex-Eden college principal murder

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 12,2019 | Updated: 00:22, Feb 12,2019

 
 

Relatives mourn the death of former Eden Mohila College principal Mahfuza Chowdhury Parveen at Dhaka Medical College on Monday. She was found dead in her house yesterday. — Abdullah Apu

A case was filed against two domestic workers and unidentified others in connection with Sunday’s murder of Eden Mohila College former principal Mahfuza Chowdhury Parvin at her Mirpur Road house in Dhaka.
Victim’s husband Ismat Quadir Gama, vice-chairman of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad, filed the case with the New Market Police Station on early Monday accusing Reshma, 30, and Swapna, 36, said sub-inspector Atiqur Rahman of the police station.
Police recovered the body of the victim on Sunday evening from her flat on the 15th floor of Sukanya Tower flat block on Mirpur Road in the capital.
Police found goods and furniture scattered in the house and the two domestic workers, who were engaged about one and half a month ago missing.
Police officials said that the domestic workers might have killed the former Eden College principal and fled away with valuables.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner for Ramna Zone Maruf Hossain Sarder said they had identified the domestic workers and were trying to arrest them.
In his inquest report, sub-inspector Swapan Kanti Dey said that the body of the 72-year old victim had blackish marks at different places in her body including on face by her left eye and thumb of right hand.
The report said that during primary investigation, it appeared that Mahfuza was murdered by the domestic helps and some of their accomplices in a pre-planned way anytime between 3:30pm and 7:25pm on Sunday in absence of her husband and sons.
Dhaka Medical College Hospital forensic department head Sohel Mahmud, on completion of her post-mortem examination at the hospital’s morgue Monday morning, said that two or more persons strangulated her to death.
He said that they had found marks of scuffle on her lips, face and fingers and that one of her fingers was found broken.
Mahfuza was the principal of Eden Mohila College from February 2009 to April 2012.

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