Law enforcers suspect that the murder of two youths inside a flat in the capital's Shewrapara on Friday was committed by one of their flatmates over money and valuables.
Biplob Kumar Sarkar, deputy commissioner of Tejgaon division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said they were trying to arrest the suspect, Milon, the victims' flatmate who is absconding after the incident.
Md Rajib, 30, a private university student, and Abul Bashar, 31, an employee of a private firm, were found dead inside their apartment on the first floor of a four-storey building.
Seven youths, including Rajib, rented the flat eight months ago while Bashar joined later, said the building's owner Saidur Rahman.
Bashar's uncle Howlader Al Mamun said, "Bashar recently received Tk 1,50,000 from one of his relatives living in Dubai. He asked his younger brother to come to Dhaka for taking the money."
DMP Deputy Commissioner Biplob Kumar said they would check the bank account of Bashar today to ascertain the transaction.
Police are interrogating separately three people -- two inmates of the victims and a housemaid -- detained in this connection.
The housemaid claimed to have seen Milon with the victims in the flat around 10:30am on Friday, said Biplob Kumar.
Police are also following another lead that a woman's scarf was found in the hand of Bashar.
The criminals took away three computer monitors from the flat.
Dhaka Medical College morgue sources said the victims were hit with blunt objects in their heads.