Brutality beats the beast

Youth falls victim to extramarital affair; wife, her lover arrested

Staff Correspondent

31 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The mystery of recovering two parts of a youth’s body from a septic tank of a house in Gazipur was unraveled after police arrested his wife and her so-called lover on Sunday. 

Arifa Begum, 24, wife of the victim and her ‘lover’ Tonoy Sarker, 31, was held from Sardaganj in Kashimpur of Gazipur on Sunday 42 days after they killed Sumon Molla, 28, on April 19.   

As per their information, police recovered five other parts, including head, of the body from a waste pile at Chakrabarti Tetulbari in Kashimpur hours after they were held while two other parts of the body were recovered earlier. 

Mahbub-e-Khuda, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kashimpur Police Station, told the Daily Sun that on information, police recovered a leg and a hand of the man from a septic tank of a house, owned by one Jamal Uddin, at  Sardaganj Hazi Market area on April 21.

Next day, being the plaintiff, a policeman filed a case with the police station in this regard.  Police firstly failed to find out the other parts of the body and the killers, he said, adding that police changed the strategy of their investigation and began to ask residents of the area whether anybody went missing from there or anybody left the area recently.

The OC continued, “One day police came to know that Sumon had not been seen in his house or in the area for a few days.

According to the officer, later, police went to the house of Sumon and asked his wife about him.  Then, she said that her husband married another woman and left the house and she had no communication with him.

But police suspected her and interrogated. During interrogation, she admitted that she and her ‘lover’ Tonoy Sarkar killed him and cut into seven pieces, and left two parts in the septic tank and five others inside a waste pile.  

In her confessional statement, the woman said she developed an extramarital affair with Tonoy. Sumon came to know their relation and beat up Tonoy. For this reason, she and her ‘lover’ plotted to kill him.

As per their plan, at about 10:30pm on April 19, Arifa fed her husband sleeping pill, mixing it with milk.  Later, she asked Tonoy to come to their house and later they suffocated Sumon to death. The body of the victim was in their living room throughout the night. Next day, they cut the body into seven pieces with a hand saw and a machete.

A few days ago, another extramarital affair between a woman and a mosque imam of Dakkhinkhan in the capital resulted in cutting her husband into six pieces.