Removed from the post of chief caretaker at Mayor Mohammad Hanif Jame Mosque in the city’s Azimpur, Saiful Islam got angry and stabbed his successor Hanif Sheikh to death inside the mosque on the afternoon of July 2, police said yesterday.
Saiful put the body in a sack, cleaned the blood and dirty clothes, and was waiting until nightfall to bury the body inside a damaged grave at Azimpur graveyard which he had chosen beforehand.
Failing to do so, he fled to Chattogram and shaved his long beard in an attempt to disguise, said the law enforcers.
Saiful mentioned this after officials of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested him from the port city’s Agrabad area on Monday evening, said PBI Chief Banaj Kumar Majumder in a press conference at its headquarter in Dhaka.
Police recovered Hanif’s body from an abandoned room in the mosque on July 3 night after it had decomposed.
Three of his co-workers were arrested after the incident but Saiful was on the run.