Double murder: Afroza, Bithi murdered for not letting house help go out
08:02 PM, November 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:13 PM, November 04, 2019

‘Afroza, Bithi murdered for not letting house help go out’

Police say

The house help, who was arrested yesterday in Dhanmondi double murder case, murdered the elderly woman and her house help as the duo did not allow her to go out of the house, police said.

Police revealed the information after the house help, Surovi Akhter Nahida, 19, confessed her involvement in the murders during primary interrogation today, three days after the killing.

During primary interrogation, Surovi told police that she killed Afroza Begum, 65, and Bithi, 17, as they intercepted her to go out of the flat as she did not want to work at the house, said Abdulla Hill Kafi, assistant commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) (Dhanmondi zone).  

Surovi also said she collected a knife from kitchen and slaughtered Bithi in guestroom and later, she stabbed at her in chest to confirm the death, the police official told The Daily Star.

Later, she slaughtered Afroza in another room and stabbed her several parts of her body, leaving her dead on the spot.

Afroza and Bithi attempted to confine her in a room and did not allow her to leave the house until arrival of Bachchu, bodyguard of Afroza’s son-in-law Kazi Monir Uddin, as he brought the girl in the house, the ADC quoted as Surovi saying.

After the murders, she came out of the building taking a mobile phone from the house, said Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Police Station.

On the incident day, Bachchu brought Surovi at the house around 3.30pm and went out of the house 5:00pm for his work, police said.

Police arrested Surovi in Dhaka’s Agargaon area yesterday, Dilruba Sultana, daughter of Afroza, filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station against five people including Atikul Haque Bachchu, bodyguard of Dilruba’s husband Kazi Monir Uddin, and Surovi.

The other accused are--security guard Nuruzzaman, caretaker Belal and one Prince. Bachchu took the domestic help to Afroza’s flat.

Meanwhile, the case was transferred to Detective Branch of Police from the Dhanmondi Police Station last night.

Afroza Begum, deputy managing director of Creative Group, and her domestic help Bithi, were found slit-throat at a flat on the fourth floor of a building on road 28 on Friday.

Morgue sources said, there were multiple stab marks on Afroza’s belly, chest and back while Bithi had stab marks on her chest.

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