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5-murder: Woman arrested in Shariatpur

WT24 Desk

Police have arrested a woman in Shariatpur over the murder of five persons in Narayanganj. They say the victim’s family owed Najma Begum a large sum of money,reports news agency.

Narayanganj’s Additional Superintendent of Police Mohibul Islam said the woman was nabbed early on Tuesday from Damudya Upazila’s Sedelkurha area in Shariatpur.

He said Najma was arrested as a suspect, as the case lodged over the murders did not name anyone.
Police on Saturday night recovered the bodies of five members of one family at a house in Narayanganj City’s Baburail.

The victims were identified as Taslima Begum, 40, her son ‘Shanto’, 10, daughter ‘Sumaiya’, 5, brother ‘Morshedul’, 25, and sister-in-law ‘Lamia’, 25.

After their autopsy, doctors said all of them died due to strangulation and blows to their heads.  Taslima’s husband Shafiqul Islam the next day filed the murder case with Narayanganj Sadar Model Police Station accusing unidentified persons.

The case was transferred to the Detective Branch of police on Monday.Shafiqul told police that his wife Taslima owed around Tk 1.2 million to several people including Najma and one ‘Shahjahan’ from Dhaka’s Kalabagan. Morshed also owed these people money.

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