Mosque imam, his wife and mother taken for interrogation

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 00:00, May 29,2019


A Moulvibazar court on Tuesday granted a 10-day police custody for the imam of a mosque and eight-day custody for his wife and mother in the case filed for killing a female lawyer.
Early Monday, the dead body of Abida Sultana, 35, member of the District Lawyer’s Association and daughter of late Abdul Kaiyum of Madhabgul village in Borolekha upazila in the district was recovered from a room of her ancestral house at Madhabgul.
Borolekha police station’s inspector (investigation) Jasim Uddin, also the investigation officer in the case, has told New Age that the prime suspect Tanvir Ahmad, 35, his wife Halima Sadia and his mother Nehar Begm were produced before the court of senior judicial magistrate Shree Haridas , seeking 15-day police custody for each of them for interrogation.
Tanvir is also the imam of a mosque at Madhabgul, who has been living in a rented house adjacent to the house of the lawyer’s parents.
‘The court granted 10-day police custody for Tanvir and 8-day custody for his wife and mother each after hearing the prayer for 15-day custody for each of them,’ the police officer said.
Abida’s husband Shariful Islam on Monday night filed a murder case with the Borolekha police station against Tanvir, his wife, mother and younger brother Afsar Ahmad.
Tanvir was arrested on Monday afternoon as he went absconding since early morning of the day and then his wife and mother were also detained for interrogation into the incident.
Adiba had gone to her parents’ house on Sunday afternoon and since she had been missing.
Contacted, Borolekha police station’s officer-in-charge Yasinul Haque told New Age in the evening that they were trying to unearth the actual motive behind the killing of the female lawyer.

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