Wife, two daughters arrested
Police have arrested the wife and two daughters of Martin Sarkar, a civil security officer of Bangladesh Army, on charge of premeditatedly killing Martin in his house at government staff quarters in Paikpara, Mirpur on June 9.
Shah Ali police detained Martin's wife Ranu Sarkar aged around 35 on Monday and placed her on a three-day remand the next day.
Upon Ranu's confession to the killing during interrogation, police made the arrests of Martin's two daughters -- Jaya Sarkar, 18, and Audita Sarkar, 16, -- from their house.
Audita Sarkar, a school student, told police that her house tutor Mamun on her mother's request hired two criminals for Tk 20,000 to "teach Martin a lesson".
On June 9, the hired criminals and Mamun beat up Martin inside the house and took him off saying that he needed to be taken to Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka.
Audita said her parents were not on good terms, as her father spent most of the nights outside the house.
Shah Ali police yesterday produced Jaya, a college student, and Audita before Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court with two days' remand prayer for each.
The court did not grant remand but gave permission to interrogate them at Dhaka Central Jail gate, said Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Shah Ali Police Station.
On June 10, Shah Ali police recovered the body of Martin Sarkar from Nawaber Bagh beribadh. Dhaka Medical College morgue sources said Martin was strangled to death and his sex organ was found cut off.