Police suspect drug addict cousin
Police suspected that drug addict cousin might have killed Eden University College student Poly on Sunday at Lalbagh in the city.
After preliminary interrogation of Shoilendra Mitra and his son Swaswata, police said the incident is not a robbery at the flat that can cause the killing.
The body of Poly Rani Halder, 25, of Pirojpur, was recovered from the kitchen of her maternal uncle Shoilendra Mitra's residence, on the second floor of a seven-storey building around 10:30pm on the day.
Detective Branch (DB) of police are interrogating Shoilendra and his son Swaswata in their custody.
Morgue sources said the body had several marks of stab injuries.
Poly's brother Polakash Halder filed a murder case with Lalbagh police station yesterday accusing unidentified killers, police said.
House owner Hasina Begum told The Daily Star that Poly, her uncle and cousin would reside at the flat as her aunt Smriti Kona Gain, wife of Mitra, stays at Sonargaon. Kona works at the Family Planning Department there, Hasina said, adding that she used to come to the flat at weekends.
Police sources said Swaswata, 22, is an unemployed youth who studied up to class nine and used to take drug.
Police said Mitra unlocked the door, which was locked from outside and found the body lying in the kitchen and none was in the flat then.
Poly completed her SSC from a school at Zia Nagar of Pirojpur in 1999 and completed HSC from Open University. Poly's father Paritush Halder is a farmer, family sources said.
Later, she had been staying at her maternal uncle's residence for the last two years after admission to Eden College, family sources said.
Kona said of the two keys of the house, her husband Mitra used one and her son Swaswata another.
She said her son would respect Poly and there was a good relation between them.