Mugger stabs dead rider on moving motorbike, caught at Savar checkpost
A mugger, posing as commuter, stabbed a ride-sharing biker to death on a moving motorcycle in Dhaka's Pallabi area early today and tried to flee with the bike.
The deceased was identified as Raja Mia, (34) hailing from Sherpur district.
Savar police caught the alleged killer Kawsar Ahmed (22) at a checkpoint in Birulia area after seeing the blood smeared motorbike, Parvez Islam, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station, told The Daily Star.
"During interrogation, he admitted that he killed a biker at Block: Dha in Mirpur-12. Savar police informed us and we recovered the body," he said.
The body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
The OC said Kawsar hired Raja's motorcycle for Tk 150 in the name of going to Gabtoli area from Kalshi intersection around 1am.
As the motorbike reached Block: Dha in Mirpur-12, Kawsar – sitting in the pillion – took out a box-cutter from his bag and slashed Raja's throat, the police officer said, adding both of them fell on the road immediately.
Kawsar then sped away with the bike.
Kazi Mainul Islam, officer-in-charge of Savar Police Station, said they occasionally set up checkpoint at Birulia area at night to check vehicles.
"We had no prior information. We detained him (Kawsar) seeing blood on the number plate of the bike," he said.