Saturday, 27 November, 2021

8 floating sex workers ‘killed’ in city this yr

Clients who belong mostly to working class and drug addicts ‘murder’ the prostitutes to escape blackmails

At least eight floating sex workers were ‘murdered’ by their clients in different parts of the capital this year.

The alleged killers who were already arrested told police that they killed the pros as they tried to blackmail them (culprits).

Police said on some occasions, prostitutes attempt to blackmail their clients.

On April 10, the body of a woman was recovered from a house in Sabujbagh. Law enforcers arrested Sazzadur Rahman who admitted to killing the woman.

He told police that he hired her from Kamalapur area for Tk 2,000, but she demanded more money after sex in his residence, said Inspector (investigation) of Sabujbagh Police Station Aminul Bashar.

As he refused to pay additional money, she threatened to reveal the fact to their neighbours, which led him to suffocate her to death. Although policemen managed to nab Sazzadur Rahman, they are yet to know the identity of the woman.

Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Gulshan Detective Division, told the Daily Sun that a section of married women coming from poor backgrounds engages in extramarital affairs.

At one point of their relation, they are abused by their so-called lovers. When the matter surfaces, they are given up by their husbands and also neglected by their relatives, he said.

Later, they gradually engage in prostitution, he said, adding that the clients of such sex workers belong to the working class and are addicted to drugs.

On October 8, Abdul Jabbar hired a floating sex worker named Shipon Akhter, 34, in the Bhatara area, said sources in Gulshan DB.

Jabbar took her to his residence in the area and spent time with her until 10:00 pm. 

When the woman demanded the money, he asked her to stay throughout the night and refused to pay her.

When she threatened to disclose the fact, he strangled her to death, took her mobile phone and sold it for Tk 1,000. Later, Jabbar along with his friend Hira put the body into a carton and dumped it on the road.

Jabbar was arrested from Gobindaganj in Gaibandha recently. Police said that Shipon Akhter was a garment worker, but sometimes she engaged in sex work in order to earn extra money.