Muezzin murder: police detains 4 including mosque’s Khadem

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Dhaka, April 20: Miscreants had made the plan to kill Billal Hossain, 49, muezzin of Jhabbu Khanam mosque in old-Dhaka, in a mosque of the capital’s Keraniganj area.

“The mastermind behind the murder Habib went to his village home after taking leaves so that no one can suspect him with the killing. But he returned to the capital during his leave period and carried out the killing,” Mafiz Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Commissioner of Lalbagh Zone, told reporters at a press briefing at Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media centre on Wednesday.Jabbu Khanam Jam-e-Masjid

He said that they already arrested four persons on suspicion in connection with ‘Jhabbu Khanam Jam-e-Masjid’ muezzin Billal Hossain murder case from city’s different locations on Wednesday early morning.

The arrestees are Khadem of Jhabbu Khanam mosque Habib, second muezzin of the mosque Mosharrof Hossain, Billal`s friend Sarowar Halim and Habib`s friend Tofazzal, he added.

“On primary interrogation they confessed their direct involvement in the murder,” he said.

Conflict over monetary involvement was the cause behind the murder, he added.

Earlier, on April 4, Billal Hossain, muazzin of ‘Jabbu Khanam Jam-e-Masjid’ of Islampur, was found dead inside the mosque.