Trader murdered in front of son: former lawmaker, 2 others arrested
Rab arrested a former lawmaker in connection with stabbing a trader to death in front of his son in Dhaka's Pallabi area on Sunday.
MA Awal, a former lawmaker from Lakshmipur-1 constituency, was arrested from Bhairab area in Kishoreganj early today.
He allegedly planned the killing of Shahin Uddin (40) of Mirpur-12 and is the prime accused in the case filed following the murder, Rab said.
Rab will hold a press briefing later in the day in this regard.
Kazi Wazed Ali, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station, said Awal, a leader of Bangladesh Tarikat Federation, had a long-standing dispute over land with the victim that led to the killing.
Meanwhile, detective branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested two more accused -- Sumon Bepari, 33, mastermind of the murder, and Rony Talukder, 25 -- from Dhaka's Jatrabari and Pallabi areas respectively, said Ahsan Khan, additional deputy commissioner of Pallabi zone, who led the drive.
"We are trying to arrest other accused," he said, adding that DB has taken charge of the case.
Earlier, Pallabi police arrested two persons in this connection.
A group of criminals led by Sumon attacked Shahin in front of his house around 4:45pm on Sunday. They stabbed him indiscriminately with sharp weapons, leaving him dead on the spot.
A CCTV camera installed nearby recorded the incident.