Woman’s death in Gulshan shrouded in mystery

Staff Correspondent

4 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The death of a woman in the capital’s Gulshan area on Saturday morning has been shrouded in mystery as there are differences between claims made by police, physicians, victim’s mother and husband.  

The deceased was identified as Jhilik Alam, 23. 

Husband of the victim Sakibul Alam Mishu claimed his wife died in a road accident while the deceased’s mother Tahmina Asma alleged that Mishu staged a drama of road accident after killing her daughter.

On the other hand, police and doctors said that the victim might have been suffocated to death.

Quoting doctors of the DMCH, Inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, said that the woman was killed.  “The doctors suspected that the victim was suffocated to death. There were injury marks on her legs, head and throat,” he said.

Golam Kuddus, sub-inspector of Hatirjheel Police Station, said upon hearing that a private car got accident in Ambagan area of Hatirjheel Lake around 8:45am on Saturday, he along some policemen rushed to the spot.

They rescued a man and a woman from the car. “The man sustained injury in his left hand while the woman was unconscious.”

They were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared her dead, the officer said, adding that the man was given first aid.

He said that police came to know that they were couple.  According to the sub-inspector, Mishu told police that his wife Jhilik became sick in their residence in Gulshan-2 in the morning and he was taking her to a hospital for treatment.  He was driving the car.

When the car reached Ambagan, it got hit with a speed breaker and they sustained injuries, Mishu told police.

But police had suspicion on his ways of expression as they did not find any injury marks on her body related to accident. That is why, he was detained, said Golam Kuddus.

Afterwards, a team of police reached their residence on road 36 in Gulshan-2 and scrutinised CCTV footages of the house, he said.

According to the CCTV footages, four persons were seen carrying Jhilik to a private car, the officer said.

Aminul Islam, inspector (investigation) of Gulshan Police Station, said that they saw the CCTV footages.  He added various injury marks were found on the body of the victim.

Hatirjheel police handed over Mishu to them in the afternoon, he added.

When contacted, Nazmul Alam said that they were trying to know whether it was a drama of accident after killing the victim.