Dhaka, Mar 4: A court in Dhaka on Friday granted five-day police reamnd to question Mahfuza Malek Jesmin, mother of two siblings who were killed on February 29 in the city’s Banasree.
Rampura police Inspector Mustafizur Rahman presented Jasmine before the court and sought 10 days remand, but Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Rani Chakrabarty granted 5-day police remand after the hearing.
The court also rejected her bail plea after a brief hearing in a case lodged by Jesmin’s husband Amanullah for killing their daughter and son.
Earlier on Thursday, Jesmin gave confessional statement to the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
According to RAB’s legal and media wing chief Mufti Mahmud Khan, “Mahfuza Malek Jesmin has given confessional statement during interrogation that she herself had strangled to death her daughter and son from the mental exhaustion.”
Nusrat Aman Oroni, 14, and her brother Alvi Aman, 6, were declared dead on Monday by doctors at Dhaka Medical College Hospital after they had been taken there in an unconscious state.
Earlier on Tuesday, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital morgue sources said, “The autopsy of the dead bodies has been completed. It was found that they had been strangulated to death.”
“There were bruises on different parts of their bodies,” said Assistant Prof Sohel Mahmud of forensic medicine department of Dhaka Medical College (DMCH).
“Scratch marks, bruises and finger marks were found in the throats of both the kids.
The development led RAB to join the investigation, which picked up the parents and an aunt from Jamalpur on Wednesday and brought them to Dhaka for questioning.
“Mahfuza made the confession during interrogation,” Mufti Mahmud Khan said.