Killer calls 999 after triple murder
Live Correspondent: Mehzabin, who killed her parents and sister in the capital’s Kadamtoli area on Friday night, has also threatened to kill her husband and child if the police did not act quickly. After the killing, she made a phone call to emergency hotline number 999 and made the threat, said police.
However, Shila, cousin of the accused, alleged that Mehzabin wanted to kill everyone in her family. Police have detained Mehzabin in connection with the murder and she is being questioned at the police station.
Earlier, on Saturday morning, police recovered the bodies of Mehzabin’s mother Mousumi Islam, 45, father Masud Rana, 50, and sister Jannatul, 20, from the first floor of a six-story house on Lalmiah Sarkar Road in the area.
Mehzabin’s husband Shafiqul Islam and her daughter Marjan Tabassum Triptia, 6, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition. Shila said, “She (Mehzabin) also murdered her first husband. Mehzabin and her parents and sister were sentenced to imprisonment in that case. They were released on bail after serving five years in jail.”
She further said Mehzabin came to visit her mother’s house with her husband and child two days ago. She then complained to her parents that her husband was having an affair with her younger sister Jannatul. There were altercations about this. She may have committed the murder as a sequel to it.
Neighbors also said Mehzabin had a dispute with his family over land and property. She put a lot of pressure on her parents to give her property. Earlier, a meeting was held to solve it.
Police said Mehzabin called 999 at 8.00 am after killing his parents and sister and said, “I will kill my husband and daughter if you don’t hurry up now.” Being informed, police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of the three victims and Mehzabin’s husband and child were sent to the hospital in an unconscious state.
Police assumed that three people might have been strangulated to death after feeding drugs on Friday night. Kadamtoli Police Station officer-in-charge Jamal Uddin said, “We found the bodies with their hands and feet tied. They were killed last night by one of their family members. We detained the accused girl.”
Meanwhile, Shafiqul, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital, said he had come to visit his father-in-law’s house. “I got sick after eating food and tea last night. My daughter also became fainted.”
Wari Zone deputy commissioner Iftekharul Islam said Mehzabin made a phone call after the killing. She threatened to kill her husband and child if the police did not act quickly. Later, police went there and recovered the bodies.
Dhaka, 19 June (campuslive24.com)//AIT