Saiful Islam Saad alias Joy Dutta, who has been arrested for his ‘attempt’ to kill Bashundhara Group Managing Director and Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited Chairman Sayem Sobhan Anvir, had been arrogant since his childhood.
Saad used to beat people without any cause. Drastic changes have been noticed in his behaviour and dresses in the last few months. He used expensive mobile phones and branded watches during the period.
The sensational matters of Saad were learnt during a visit to his home at Hasandandi village in Chandnaish upazila of Chattogram.
Saad’s foster mother Rina Dutta, said, "Joy used to come to the village home after disowning him. He has come several times in the last few months.” “I noticed expensive mobile set and branded watch in his hand. His clothes were very expensive. When asked about this, he didn’t answer,” she added.
It also seems that Saad might have engaged with evil syndicate, Rina said, seeking punishment for those who derailed her son.
His father Sujan Dutta said the boy (Saad) has been arrogant since the childhood and used to beat people without any cause.
Failing to control him, he was admitted to an all-day school in Chattogram at the age of 10. He ran away from that school at one time.
Rina, a sweeper of a clinic in the Chattogram city, found Joy in Dohazari area under the upazila in 1991. Then she started to nurture him as her own child.
At one point, Joy became addicted to drugs and engaged with unsocial activities. He started beating his family members after failing to get money for drug.
He beat up the parents for money on February 22 in 2017 and later they disowned him through affidavit at the court of Chattogram Chief Judicial Magistrate on March 1 in 2017.
After the incident, he disappeared within few days and started coming home later.
Sumon Chandra Dey, president of Hashandandi Bright Star Club in Daspara, said, "Joy used to lead a very unruly life. He came to the village during the last Durga Puja.”
“He wanted to live at the house of the parents. As they didn’t agree he attempted to beat up the father,” said Sumon.
As the club members saved the family, he threatened them to have dire consequence, alleged the club president.
Local tea-stall owner Nur Nabi said, "We heard that Joy became a Muslim and later converted to Hindu again and started living like before. He also performed Puja last year.”
A villager, Bidhan Dey, said he met Joy during the last Puja festival.
At one point of conversation, Joy said he has contacts with many senior leaders of the government. They receive his phone calls quickly, Bidhan said, quoting Joy.