Slain journo's nephew held as a suspect
Detectives yesterday arrested slain journalist Farhad Khan's nephew in connection with the killings at Naya Paltan in the capital last week.
Nazimuzzaman Yon, 22, was captured from his mess at Kaundia in Savar around 5:00am, said Monirul Islam, deputy commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of police.
Paraded at the DB office at city's Minto Road, Yon confessed to have committed the double murder along with his friend Razu to loot some money and valuables from his uncle's house.
A Dhaka Court placed him on a four-day remand for interrogation.
At the press briefing, he said he planned to loot the house a few days ago failing to bear the cost of his mess.
He shared the plan with his friend Razu and told him that they would kill the couple if needed.
According to his account, the two reached Farhad's house around 11:00pm on Thursday when the couple arranged a bed for them.
They entered the couple's bedroom around 2:00am on Friday -- two hours after they went to sleep -- and looked for the keys of the cupboard but did not find.
At one stage, they brought two knives from the kitchen.
Yon said he then slit Farhad's throat and Razu that of his wife Rahima's. Afterwards, they collected the keys and looted Tk 20,000, some gold ornaments and Farhad's cellphone.
Police recovered the bodies of Farhad Khan, 60, senior assistant editor of the daily Janata, and his wife Rahima, 55, around 5:30pm on Friday.
Immediately after the incident, the two went to Yon's mess, and Yon later came to his uncle's house to attend the funeral.
He is the son of Farhad's younger sister Naznin Zaman Ity.
Shahed Khan, a nephew of Farhad, said Yon earlier stole 20 tolas of gold ornaments from his mother and sister.
Police recovered his blood-stained shirt and pants, two knives used in the killings and Farhad's cellphone yesterday.
On Sunday, another suspect in the case was arrested.