A court here on Sunday accepted charge sheet filed by police in the case filed over murder of former principal of Eden Mahila College Mahfuza Chowdhury Pervin.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Saiduzzaman Sharif accepted the charge sheet, acquitting another initial accused Runa Akter from the charges.
Investigation officer and sub-inspector of New Market police station Alamgir Hossain Mazumder filed the charge sheet against two accused Ruma alias Reshma and Rikta Akter alias Swapna on July 21, saying the two maids killed Pervin in a pre-planned way to rob her Elephant Road flat.
The IO, in his charge sheet, said the two maids Ruma alias Reshma and Rikta Akter alias Swapna killed Pervin by strangling her with a scarf. They made sure Pervin’s death by pressing a pillow on her face. They looted 20 tolas of gold ornaments, one Samsung mobile phone and Tk 50 thousand in cash from the house.
The investigation officer said he prepared the charge sheet based on the statements given by the two accused under section 164, forensic reports and evidences he seized on different occasions.
The police official said of the two, Swapna, 37, joined the work as maid by giving false address, only to carry out her operation of robbing the flat and Reshma too joined her in the crime.
The IO in his charge sheet pleaded to drop the name of another accused Runa Akter alias Rakiber Maa, who brought the maids to this flat, from the case as no specific charges were found against her.
Police on February 10, 2019, recovered the body of Pervin from her Sukanya Tower flat at Elephant Road in the capital. Her husband Ismat Kader Gama filed a murder case with New Market police station against three including two housemaids Ruma alias Reshma and Rikta Akter alias Swapna.
Police later managed to arrest all the three accused, of which Reshma and Swapna confessed killing Pervin.
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