Police have cracked the mystery behind the killing of a man, whose body was cut into six pieces after the murder at Banani in the capital.
Fatema Khatun, the first wife of victim Moyna Miah, 38, committed the murder after being furious at his 2nd marriage, said Harun-Ar-Rashid, joint commissioner (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), at a press briefing in the DMP Media Centre on Tuesday.Police recovered five pieces of the body, including two hands and two legs, of the victim from Mohakhali area on Sunday night. The following day, police arrested Fatema and recovered the severed head of the deceased from Gulshan Lake in Banani. Harun said during primarily interrogation, the woman confessed that she killed her husband as he married another woman recently.
“On May 23, Moyna and Fatema locked into a quarrel at their residence at Karail over the issue. After that, Fatema plotted to kill him. As per the plan, she fed him on juice laced with sleeping pills at their residence on May 28,” he said.
“After taking the juice, Moyna became senseless and he regained his senses somewhat in the evening of the day when he wanted to drink water. At that time, Fatema fed him with juice mixed with sleeping pills again,” the officer said.
Later, she tied his hands with a scarf and gagged him with a scotch tape, he said, adding that she sat on his chest and began to slaughter him with a sharp knife. “But Moyna sensed that and tried to save him. At one point, he had been able to free his hands and bit into one of her hands,” he said. During their scuffle, they fell from the cot and Fatema again sat on his chest and severed his head from the body, said Harun. She also cut his hands and legs from the body, he continued.
The woman dumped the body part at Amtali and hands and legs near Ena Paribahan bus counter in Mohakhali and the head in Gulshan Lake at Bridge No. 11 in Banani.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court on Tuesday put Fatema on a five-day remand in a case filed over the murder.