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Ayat murder in Ctg: Accused’s parents put on 3-day remand

Ayat murder in Ctg: Accused’s parents put on 3-day remand

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A court in Chattogram on Tuesday placed parents of Abir Ali, the prime accused in a case over kidnapping and murdering of seven-year-old Ayat in the city, on a three-day remand.

Those remanded are Van puller Azharul Islam and his wife Aleya Begum.

Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Oliullah passed the order when Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) produced them before the court seeking a seven-day remand.

After interrogating them, it will be known whether Abir  killed the child and threw the body into the sea after slicing it into six pieces only for ransom or any other reason, said plaintiff’s counsel Advocate Selim Ullah Chowdhury.

Police arrested Abir’s parents Azharul and Aleya from their residence at Bandartila of the city on Monday night.

Abir was put on another seven-day remand on the same day on completion of his two-day remand.

On November 25, PBI arrested Abir for kidnapping and murdering seven-year-old Alina Islam Ayat 10 days after she went missing.

Illias Khan, PBI inspector in Chattogram, said that Abir Ali, an ex-tenant of the victim’s family, abducted the girl on November 15 for ransom on her way to a mosque where she used to learn Arabic at Bandartila area in Chattogram.

Ali strangled the girl to death and later he chopped her into six pieces after taking to a residence on Akmal Ali Road in the city. He subsequently dumped the body wrapped with two bags at a beach in the city’s Kattali area, the PBI officer said.

The victim’s father, Sohel Rana, lodged a general diary at the local police station after she went missing, police said.