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Man kills daughter to keep affair under wraps

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 18 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Man kills daughter to keep affair under wraps

Truck driver Amir Hossain had been in an extramarital affair with his neighbour Laily Akhter for the last one year. Recently, his five-year-old daughter Fahima found them in a compromising position, which brought misfortune for the innocent girl.

The man with the help of the woman and three hired men killed Fahima, his only child, to keep his illicit relation secret from others and then staged a drama that the girl went missing.

The incident took place in Debidwar upazila of Cumilla on November 7.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the cruel father, Amir, 25, Laily, 30, Rabiul Awal, 19, Rezaul Islam Emon, 22, and Sohel Rana, 27, from Cumilla and Dhaka on Tuesday night. Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director (legal and media wing) of the RAB Headquarters, briefed reporters in the capital on Wednesday in this regard.

He said the arrestees confessed to their involvement in the gruesome murder.

On November 5, Fahima saw her father and Laily in a compromising position at their house, which worried Laily extremely, the RAB officer said.

“The woman put pressure on Amir to take necessary steps so that none could know about their affair. Being instigated, Amir made a plot to kill his own daughter and hired three men -- Rabiul, Rezaul and Sohel -- to execute the plan,” he said.

On November 7, Amir took her daughter out of their house in the name of a leisure trip, Moin said, adding that all the accused later took the child near a river at Puran Bazar in Debidwar around 8:30pm on the day.

“Amir gagged his daughter with his hand and stabbed her with a knife. After that, the three hired men stabbed the innocent girl with knives one after another,” he said.

The RAB officer said the body was stuffed in a plastic sack and kept at the cowshed of Rezaul for two days.

According to the RAB director, the body was dumped into a waterway at Kachishair of Elahabad on November 9.

Amir filed a missing diary with Debidwar Police Station and made announcement through loud speaker (mike) that his daughter went missing, he said.

Moin said police recovered the body of the innocent girl from the water body on November 14. And then, Amir lodged a murder case against some unknown people.

As the incident was very sensitive, the elite force started a shadow investigation into it and unearthed the mystery, said the RAB officer.

He added that Amir promised Laily that he would marry her after divorcing his wife.