Man brutally murdered in Bogura
A man was killed and his body set on fire allegedly for blackmailing a woman in Bogura’s Dupchanchia upazila on February 4, police said yesterday.
The dead, Selim Pramanik, 32, was from Khidirpara village in the upazila.
Police recovered the charred body with its throat slit from a paddy filed on February 5, said Ali Ashraf Bhuiyan, superintendent of police (SP) in Bogura, while briefing reporters at a press conference at his office yesterday.
Police arrested Rupali Begum, 25, and her father Abdur Rahman, 50, from the same village in this connection.
During the primary investigation, police found that Rupali, who is married to an expat Bangladeshi, and Selim were in a relationship for the last one and a half years.
At one point, Selim started forcing her to marry him. But as Rupali rejected the proposal, Selim threatened to leak some of their intimate footage.
Being perplexed, Rupali shared everything with her father and they devised a plot to kill Selim.
On the night of the incident, Rupali told Selim over phone that she was ready to marry him and asked him to meet her at a remote paddy field.
As Selim reached the spot, Rupali’s father Rahman and his associates killed him and set the body on fire so that it could not be recognised, the SP said.
The victim’s father, Kafir Uddin, filed a case with Dupchanchia Police Station on February 5 accusing five people.
Police are trying to arrest the rest of the perpetrators, said the SP.