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12:00 AM, August 10, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 10, 2010

Friend killed just for a cellphone

3 held in Sylhet on charge of killing woman

A young man of village Bandhua of Biswanath upazila was stabbed to death by one of his friends over a cellphone set yesterday. Victim Tajuddin, 18, is a son of Saudi expat Tojommul Ali.
Locals said, Nurul Islam stole a mobile phone set of Taj a few days ago. At an arbitration at the village Sunday Narul was asked to give it back to Taj immediately, said local UP member Sona Miah, who presided the arbitration.
It angered Nurul and he attacked and stabbed Taj with a sharp knife at about 12.30pm yesterday when the latter was catching fish at a ditch behind their house.
Taj was immediately rushed to the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, where he succumbed to injuries at about 3.00pm.
Nurul went into hiding immediately after the incident.
Meanwhile, Rab arrested three people on charge of killing a 40-year-old woman of an expatriate family at Osmaninagar yesterday and recovered the mobile phone set, which they took away at the time of murder 10 days ago.
The arrestees are Santosh Devnath, 20, hailing from Kathalkhair of Jagonnathpur in Sunamganj district and CNG-run autorickshaw driver Anar Ali, 20, hailing from Khadimpur Pashchimpara and Md. Saiful, 32 of Mirza Syedpur, both under Osmaninagar police station.
Rab sources said at about 9:30pm on 30 July, Santosh and his accomplices entered the house of late Haji Isahaque Ullah at village Silmanpur in Osmaninagar PS for looting money, sent by her sons in the UK.
As Safia Begum could identify one of them, the group became worried and tied Safia with her sari and hacked her to death. They took away her Nokia mobile phone set before leaving the house by an auto rickshaw.
Rab men on August 7 recovered the mobile phone set from one Zahed Ahmed of village Dayamir in Osmaninagar, who had bought it from Santosh.
On the basis of Zahed's statement Rab caught Santosh and others.

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