Cop among 4 held for killing nursing student in Rajshahi

United News of Bangladesh . Rajshahi | Published: 16:24, Apr 19,2021 | Updated: 01:25, Apr 20,2021


Members of Police Bureau of Investigation arrested four people, including a policeman, for their involvement in the killing of a nursing student who was found dead in a water body near Bypass Road in Rajshahi city on Friday.

A team of PBI arrested Nimai Chandra Sarkar, 43, a police constable of Rajshahi railway police, of Lalpur upazila of Natore on Sunday, said Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Shah Makhdum police station.

After interrogation, police arrested three more people identified as Kabir Ahmed, 30, Sumon Ali, 34 and microbus driver Abdur Rahman, 25 from different parts of the district for assisting Nimai in the murder.

Police on Friday recovered the body of Nanika Rani Rai, 24, kept in a drum, from a water body in the city’s Bypass area.

After collecting the fingerprint of the victim, police came to know the name of the victim through verifying the NID.

Nanika Rani Rai was a resident of Milonpur in Thakurgaon sadar upazila. She was also a student of Nursing Institute at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

During investigation, police found that Nimai was involved in the murder and arrested him.

Nanika used to live in a mess in the city’s Pathanpara area and worked as a nurse at a private clinic.

During interrogation, Nimai said that he had developed an extramarital affiar with Nanika 6/7 years ago.

Nanika used to pressurise him to marry her but he could not do it as Nimai is also a husband of a police constable.

On April 6, Nimai rented a house in the city’s Terokhadia area where he along with others killed Nanika.

Later, they dumped the body to the water body.

Police also seized a microbus used in the killing after verifying CCTV footage.

Nimai Chandra was a constable at the detective branch of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police. He lost his job after filming an obscene video of a college girl through a trap.

Later, he joined the railway police.

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