Criminals abducted a 14-month-old adopted son of a childless couple after killing their teenaged domestic help at Thanapara in Nilphamari municipality on Tuesday while police yesterday recovered the body of a five-year-old boy killed by abductors in Bhuapur upazila under Tangail district.
Fourteen-month-old Junayed Hasan, adopted son of Mirza Nur Mohammad Beg, 45, and his wife Shirin Jahan, 38, went missing while their teenaged domestic help Sumi Akhtar, 15, was killed at their Thanapara rented house in Nilphamari municipality on Tuesday, reports our Nilphamari correspondent.
Killed Sumi Akhtar, 15, was daughter of Abdullah of Balapara Khutamara village of Jaldhaka upazila.
Mirza Nur, an official of a poultry feed factory in Saidpur, and Shirin Jahan, a teacher of Tenganmari Government Primary School in Jaldhaka, daily go to their workplace at around 8:30am, leaving their adopted son under the care of Sumi at home.
They usually return late afternoon.
The childless couple, hailing from Mirganj Pathanpara village of Jaldhaka, have been living in a rented house of one Nuru Mia at Thanapara of the town for the last three years for work purpose, police and locals said.
"Around 5:00pm on Tuesday, I and my husband returned home. We were surprised to see the door of their flat open. Entering inside we looked for our son and the maid. We found Sumi's dead body on the bathroom floor. I cried out and looked for our son but he was nowhere," said Shirin Jahan, weeping.
Mirza Nur said, "Sumi might have been raped before killing as there was no clothe on the lower part of her body."
Ornaments, money and a mobile phone were also found missing from the house, he said.
Mirza Nur filed a case with Sadar police station accusing unknown miscreants yesterday noon.
Locals said Ahenul, 20, a vagabond of Babrijhar village, and a street hawker named Anwar of Chraikhola village developed relation with Sumi Akhtar and her employer Mirza and Shirin became aware of the matter about one year ago as they found her to possess a mobile phone given by the two youths.
Then a local attribution was held in which the two accused were warned not to disturb the girl and Mirza Nur scolded the two youths that time, locals said, adding that the two men might have committed the crime out of vengeance.
Shahjamal Pasha, officer in charge of Sadar police station, said, "Police arrested Ahenul and Anwar as suspects on Tuesday night. We are trying to rescue the abducted child."
Our Tangail Correspondent reports: Abductors killed a five-year-old boy at East Bhuapur village in Bhuapur municipal area under the district.
Police recovered the body of victim Mohammad Jony, son of ex army man Harun-or-Rashid of East Bhuapur village in the municipal area, from the septic tank at 12:00pm yesterday.
"Mohammad Jony went missing on Sunday and his father Harun lodged a general diary with the police station the same day. Tk 5 lakh ransom was demanded from Harun through a phone call the next day for getting his son back alive," said Hares Ali Miah, officer in charge of Bhuapur Police Station.
"An understanding was made between Harun and the kidnapers that they would give him an opportunity to talk to Jony in exchange of Tk 20,000 and later the boy will be released after getting rest of the money," he said.
Meantime, Jony's body was recovered from the septic tank of an adjacent house, also owned by Harun. He had rented it to others, the OC added.
Police detained the house renter and three others in connection with the incident.