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Body parts of missing college principal recovered in Ashulia

Body parts of missing college principal recovered in Ashulia
  • Staff Correspondent
  • 10 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Five mutilated body parts of a college principal were recovered from the premises of his institution at Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, 26 days after he went missing.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion-4 (RAB-4) dug out the body pieces of Mintu Chandra Barman, 36, principal of Savar Residential School and College, as per information gleaned from three alleged killers arrested over the incident.

They were now looking for his severed head.

The elite force earlier arrested three alleged killers from Ashulia and Abdullahpur in Dhaka and Gaibandha. They are Rabiul Islam, 30, Abu Motaleb, 30, and Abdur Rahim Badsha, 22. 

Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director (Legal and Media Wing) of the RAB headquarters, briefed reporters at the college compound in this regard. He said during primarily interrogation, the arrestees confessed to their involvement in the murder and divulged information about where the body parts were buried and dumped.

On July 13, the principal went missing from Ashulia. On July 22, his brother lodged a general diary with Ashulia Police Station, the RAB official said.

Quoting the accused, the RAB director said Mintu, Rabiul, Motaleb and another man were running the college.

The victim was the principal while Rabiul and Motaleb were its teachers. They had a feud with Mintu over the share of profits and tuition.

“On July 7, the three arrested men made a plan to kill the college chief. On July 13 night, they killed the principal at the college where he as usual went to provide tuition for his students,” Al Moin said.

“They then cut the body into six pieces and buried five parts on the college premises. And they dumped the head in a water body in Ashkona of Uttara,” he said.

The officer added that they were searching for the head.