Dr Lipi Murder

No headway yet in unearthing mystery

Staff Correspondent

4 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Even though more than one month has already elapsed after the sensational murder of Dr Kazi Sabira Rahman Lipi, law enforcers couldn’t make any progress in unraveling the mystery of the killing.        

They have yet to trace those who used to visit the residence of the physician.  After the murder, police found two cigarette butts in her room.  It is still not known who smoked the cigarettes.

It’s known that a man often visited her room, but he still remains untraced.    

While expressing his opinion about the progress of the case, Investigation Officer AFM Asaduzzaman, also the inspector (investigation) of Kalabagan Police Station, on Saturday said they couldn’t make any headway towards solving the mystery of the gruesome murder.

“We didn’t find any clue in the case. But we are trying our best to trace the killers and dig out the mystery behind the murder,” he said. 

Sources in police said police interrogated more than 15 people, including suspected subtenants, but could not reach any conclusion. So, police are now advancing towards the mystery with scientific methods, they said. 

The sources said Kalabagan police sent the mobile phone of the doctor to lab of the Criminal Investigation Department for test and the CID has already sent the report to the IO.  

The IO is now trying to make sketches of those who used to visit the residence of the deceased and talk to her over phone.  

The sources said that the IO discussed the matter of making sketches with the experts and these will be drawn soon.  

The sketches will be helpful to trace the killers, they added.

On the morning of May 31, police recovered the doctor’s body bearing burns and stab wounds from her flat of house No 50/1 on First Lane at Kalabagan in the capital. 

Around 36 hours after the murder, Rezaul Hasan Majumder Jewel, a cousin of the deceased, filed a murder case against unknown people at Kalabagan Police Station.

The plaintiff suspected model Kaniz Suborna, who is a subtenant in the flat, of the murder. Police nabbed her, but didn’t find her involvement in the killing.

Jewel said, “One or more than one criminals might have committed the crime. But I mainly suspect Kaniz Suborna.”

Paritas Chandra, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kalabagan Police Station, said that they were investigating the case, keeping several suspicions in mind.  

“We interrogate relatives and some other people in this regard, but we didn’t get any clue. We are now applying scientific methods. We are hopeful of tracing the killer or killers,” he said. 

Not only Kalabagan police, but almost all the investigative, detective and intelligence units of the police were working on the matter. 

Mentionable, Dr Sabira rented the three-room flat and sublet two rooms to two girls. Her husband separately stays in Shantinagar area and their son was preparing for going to Canada.

Their only daughter, who used to stay with her mother sometimes, was in her grandmother's house in Green Road during the incident.