3 of a family arrested on charges of killing imam in Brahmanbaria
Members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police today arrested three people including two siblings, in a case filed for killing Abdur Rahim, an imam of a mosque in Brahmanbaria's Sarail upazila on July 20.
The accused were arrested in separate drives from Dhaka's Tejgaon and Khilgaon areas, Special Superintendent of Police Mukta Dhar said during a press conference at the CID headquarters in the capital today.
The arrestees are Shahed Mia (50), Abdullah Mia (40) and Shahed's son Junaid Mia (20), police official said during the press conference.
The victim's son Md Obaidullah on July 22 filed a murder case against them with Sarail Police Station.
"There was a family feud between the victim Abdur Rahim and his two younger brothers over a piece of land in their village, said the SP at the press conference.
"Shahed and Abdullah came home from Dhaka on July 20, a day before Eid and got into an altercation with Abdur Rahim. At one stage, Abdur Rahim was seriously injured after being hit with a spear. He was rushed to the Kuliarchar Upazila Health Complex in the nearby Kishoreganj district where on-duty doctors declared him dead," SP Mukta Dhar added.
Soon after the killing, all the accused went into hiding in Dhaka and threatened the witnesses over phone, the official said.
They have confessed to the murder during the primary interrogation, said the CID official.