Marjia Murder: 6 arrested after two years
Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested six people in connection with a case for killing a woman in a hotel room in Kuakata about two years ago.
Arrestees are Shahidul Islam Sagar, 35, husband of deceased Marjia Akhter Kanta, his cousin Mamun, 30, Delwar Hossain, 45, owner of a residential hotel in Kuakata, his younger brother Anwar Hossain, 35, and hotel manager Amir Hossain, 35, and employee Saiful, 25.
Inspector Mohammad Moniruzzaman of Narsingdi PBI said Marjia, 26, daughter of Sohrab Hossain of Narsingdi's Belabo upazila, married Sagar, a resident of Kurigram's Roumari upazila, a few years back.
After the marriage, Marjia, owner of a beauty Parlour in Dhaka's Ashulia, came to know that her husband has another wife, which triggered a feud among the couple.
Later, Sagar somehow manage to persuade Marjia for a trip to India.
As per the plan, Sagar took Marjia to Kuakata on September 22, 2018, and stayed there at a residential hotel.
But, finding no response from the couple on September 23, the hotel authority informed the matter to police, who went there and seized Marjia's clothes but failed to know her whereabouts.
Meanwhile, two or three days of the incident, hotel manager Amir and Saiful first noticed a bad odour coming out from the couple's room and later found Marjia's body hidden under a cot and informed the matter to hotel owner Delwar.
Later, Delwar and his brother Anwar with the help of Amir and Saiful wrapped Marjia's body in a sack and dumped it near Lemburchar area to avoid trouble.
About a year after the incident, Marjia's father Sohrab Hossain filed a case with Narsingdi Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal accusing Sagar and five of his family members.