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Akaid Murder

Mystery unravelled

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Mystery unravelled

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Police arrested the ‘lone killer’ of five-year-old child Jisanul Islam Akaid and unravelled the mystery surrounding the gruesome murder.

A team of police nabbed the ‘murderer’ Mohammad Selim, a rickshaw puller by profession, from Goran of Khilgaon in the capital at about 2:45 am on Tuesday.

Farukul Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) at Khilgaon Police Station, told the Daily Sun that Selim committed the crime in the hope of obtaining a big amount of money from the owner of the house where the victim was taken and murdered.

The murder suspect was in desperate need of money for treatment of his wife who was suffering from kidney-related diseases, the officer said.

Police recovered the decomposed body of Akaid, son of Abdul Malek, from the first floor of the house at Maddhya Nandipara on Nur Mosque Lane on Monday morning three days after he went missing from the area.

According to the OC, on August 6, Akaid went missing. On that day, Malek lodged a general diary with the police station and later filed an abduction case.

During an investigation, police found the body of the innocent child in the house. Later, they identified the ‘killer’ scrutinising CCTV footage of the residence and held him.

Talking about the reason for the murder, the officer said that Selim is a relative of the house owner and his wife is a banker.

“Selim regularly took and brought the house owner’s wife to and from her bank by his rickshaw. His (Selim) wife Nupur was diagnosed with kidney disease and the treatment for the disease involves a lot of money.  “Selim wanted some money from the house owner, but he didn’t lend. So, Selim planned to set a trap for him by leaving any illegal thing in his house and thus swindling him out of money.

“To execute his plot, he bought a razor from a shop on August 4. On the day of incident on August 6, Akaid was playing with five to six children outside their residence.

“Selim somehow picked the child up on his rickshaw and took him to the first floor of the house where he tied his hands and legs with rope, cut his throat with the razor and left the scene immediately. None of the residents was present at that time.

“Selim expected that the next day, the house owner would ask him to take the body away from the house and then he could demand a handsome amount of money from the house owner. But his attempt proves futile and he was not called in.”