‘Wife’s extra-marital affair behind Rangpur lawyer murder’: RAB DG

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Rangpur, Apr 04: Lawmen are linking the wife in the murder of special public prosecutor Rathish Chandra Bhowmik, whose dead body was found at an under-construction building in Rangpur town on Wednesday.“His wife Dipa Bhowmik and her associates are linked to the murder,” said Benazir Ahmed, director general of elite force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), in a press briefing in Rangpur.

As a reason, he is pointing fingers on a “family feud centering extra-marital affair of Dipa”.

After primary assessment of the dead body, which was dug from an under-construction building site in Tajhat Mollapara in the wee hours of today, the lawmen said Rathish was murdered on March 29.

A widely-renowned personality for involvement with various social organisations in Rangpur, there was an uproar from people from various quarters demanding immediate trace to his whereabouts.

Last night, police detained the wife. Following her information, lawmen dug out the body.

Meanwhile, Dipa’s colleague Kamrul Islam and his brother Motiur Rahman were arrested yesterday for their alleged involvement in the disappearance of the public prosecutor.

Rathish was the PP of the cases filed over the murder of Japanese national Hoshi Kunio and Khadem Rahmat Ali on October 3 and November 10 in 2015 respectively.