Police arrests prime suspect Bithi in Dhanmondi murder case

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Dhaka, November 04: Police have arrested a woman, the prime suspect in the killings of a businessman’s mother-in-law and housemaid at Dhanmondi in Dhaka.The law enforcers arrested the suspect, Surovi Akter Nahida alias Bithi, in front  from a hospital in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city.

The Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police arrested the prime suspect Bithi at around 8pm (Sunday night), deputy additional commissioner of police in Dhanmondi  zone Abdullah-hel Kafi told this correspondent.

Bithi is the daughter of Rafiqul Islam (Rohijol Mia) of village Kalupur in Bhola district.

“We have conducted the drive after getting information that Bithi was staying in Agargaon areas after the Dhanmondi killing. Bithi was handed over to Dhanmondi police after her arrest,” Jan-e Alam Munshi, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station said.

After the bodies of Afroza Begum, 65, and her house help “Bithi”, 18, were found with throats slit at their home on Friday, police said they were looking for a new housemaid who entered the house in the afternoon and left in the evening.

Police are yet to reveal a motive but believe such murders are the work of a professional killer and Nahida actually posed as a housemaid to carry out the killings.

A blood-stained shoe of Nahida was found near the house later, police said.