A woman and a female domestic help were found murdered in a flat in the capital’s Dhanmondi area last night. Police have detained two people for interrogation.
The victims are Afroza Begum, 65, and her domestic help Bithi, 17. Police found deep cuts to the victims’ throats.
The two were killed hours after Afroza recruited a new female domestic help, who was absconding since the double murder, said police.
Some valuables, including three mobile phones, jewellery and money, were missing from the apartment.
Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi police station, said they recovered the bodies from the flat of a building on Dhanmondi Road-28 around 7:55pm.
Afroza’s family members said she used to live in one of the apartments of his son-in-law Kazi Monir Uddin Tarin, deputy managing director of Creative Group. Monir lived with his family at an adjacent flat.
Police detained Monir’s bodyguard Bachchu and Belayet, an electrician, over the incident.
Talking to The Daily Star, Monir said the owner of a local beetle leaf shop introduced the new female domestic help to Bachchu.
Around 3:30pm yesterday, Bachchu brought the house help to Afroza’s flat when she was not there.
As she returned to the flat about an hour later, Bachchu introduced the domestic help to Afroza, said Monir.
Around 6:10pm, Monir, along with Bachchu, went to a restaurant to buy soup for his daughter.
“A few minutes later, I heard the news of the double murder over the phone,” said Monir, who is married to Afroza’s only daughter Dilruba Sultana.
Nuruzzaman, a security staff of the building, said he saw the new domestic help getting out of the building.
While leaving, she told him that she would not join work as she was offered a low wage.
Dhanmondi OC said they were examining CCTV footage to identify the killers.