Police have arrested two men in connection with the murder of Sheikh Farid Alom, a 32-year-old microbus driver in Dhamrai upazila outside Dhaka.
Alom used to drive rented microbuses for different sub-inspectors of Dhamrai Police Station for the last couple of months. He was killed near his house in Chandkhali area when he was returning home from the police station around 12am on September 1, said investigators.
Police said they have learned the motive behind his killing after arresting the victim’s cousin, Saiful Islam and his associate Shahjahan.
Quoting arrestees, Kamal Hossen, inspector (investigation) of Dhamrai Police Station and investigation officer of the case, said, Saiful and Shahjahan both admitted to killing Alom because they had feuds with him over loan money and sand lifting business.
They had both taken loans from the victim, and Alom was putting pressure on them for the money. Saiful said he had engaged in an altercation with the victim about a year ago over the sand lifting business.
The both gave their confessional statements under Section 164 before a Dhaka court last Friday, said the inspector, adding that the court later sent them to jail.
“The arrestees mentioned that five other people were involved in the crime,” said Kamal, “Drive is underway to arrest the other culprits.”