Murder of teenage girl
Travel agency owner remanded in DB custodyStaff Correspondent
A Dhaka court on Sunday remanded a Travel agency owner in police custody for interrogation in connection with the grisly murder of a teenage girl in the office of a travel agency in the capital’s Hatirpul area on Friday night, the court officials said.
Magistrate Rajaul Karim of the Metropolitan Magistrate Court granted the four-day remand after the Detective Branch of police had produced Sonali Travels and Tours owner Shaiduzzaman Bachchu, with a prayer for a 10-day remand.
Shaiduzzaman, in police custody, told media that he had killed apparel worker Rumi,15, and chopped her flesh and bones into pieces, scattered the bones around and dumped the flesh into a commode in his office located on the 12-floor of the 13-storey Nahar Plaza market on Bir Uttam CR Dutta Road in the city.
The police had recovered 26 pieces of bones from the alley behind Nahar Plaza and the rooftop of an adjacent building after horrified locals found them on Saturday morning.
At the DMP media centre on Minto Road, a seemingly unmoved Shaiduzzaman gave the gory details of the murder and claimed he had committed the killing alone.
He said he had strangled the girl fearing that people might force him to marry her after some people in the market knocked on the door after the girl had screamed.
Shaiduzzaman said he had cut her body into 26 pieces to avoid arrest.
He also confessed to having had sex with Rumi before killing her.
Shaiduzzaman, apparently separated from his family in Faridpur for last five years, said that he had developed an intimacy with the girl through conversations over mobile phone.
The police detained eight more people, including employees of Hotel Sky Garden located in the mall, a police officer said, adding, ‘We are cross-examining their statements.’
The pieces of bones were sent to the Dhaka Medical College for post-mortem examination, the morgue assistants said.
Rumi came from a poor family and her two sisters live in Chalantika Jhilparh slum in the capital’s Mirpur, the family said.
Her sister Jesmin told the media in Mirpur that Rumi had left the shanty on Friday evening after receiving a phone call.
‘When we started calling her at night, a man had received the call,’ she said, adding, ‘The man switched off the phone when we asked about her whereabouts.’
The police later informed her about the killing.
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