Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have solved the Shamsuddin Ahmed killing case of Uttara, arresting two people involved in the murder.
The arrestees were identified as Md. Muslim and Abu Safi.
Based on secret information, DB Uttara Zonal Team arrested them by conducting raids in different areas of Gazipur, Sirajganj, Dhaka District and Uttara West Police Station areas on Sunday.
A shutter gun, four rounds of ammunition, looted gold ornaments and Tk 4,000 in cash were recovered from their possession during the arrest.
Briefing reporters at DMP media centre in the city on Monday, Additional Commissioner (DB) of the DMP AKM Hafiz Akhter, said that Shamsuddin Ahmed was killed in his house on March 15. The day after the incident, a murder case was filed with Uttara West Police Station by the victim's son.
The DB chief said that on the day of the incident, Shamsuddin Ahmed's wife's nephew Tanvir along with some others went to visit their house. When the victim's wife Rashida Begum went out of the house after cooking for them, Tanvir and his companions - Md Muslim and Abu Safi - started looting money and gold ornaments. As Shamsuddin, 74, tried to stop them, they killed him.
Replying to a question, Hafiz said that DB Uttara zonal team started a shadow investigation along with police into the case. After analyzing the information obtained, Muslim was first arrested from Sirajganj. Following his statement, Abu Safi was later arrested and a shutter gun, four rounds of ammunition and gold jewellery and Tk 4,000 were recovered from his possession.
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About the motive of the killing, the top DB official said that the arrested Muslim and Safi are friends of Tanvir. They are all unemployed, indebted and addicted. They basically went to that house for looting money.
The arrestees were produced before the Dhaka CMM court and shown arrested in the case filed with the Uttara West Police Station.