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Husband, his friend confess to killing actress Shimu

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Husband, his friend confess to killing actress Shimu

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Khandaker Shakhawat Alim Nobel has given a confessional statement saying that he, along with his friend SMY Abdullah Farhad, killed his wife, film actress Raima Islam Shimu over domestic dispute.

Dhaka Judicial Magistrate Saiful Islam recorded the confessional statement after Investigation Officer Chunnu Mia, also a sub-inspector of Keraniganj Model Police Station, produced him before the court on Thursday with a plea to record their statement in

the case.

Meanwhile, Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Mishquat Shukrana recorded Farhad’s statement at her chamber where he narrated the incident.

Both the accused told the magistrate that they had killed the victim and dumped the body for destroying the evidence, said Additional Public Prosecutor Anwarul Kabir Babul.

They were produced before the courts on completion of their three-day remand in the case. After the statements, they were sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.    On the other hand, Dhaka District Police on Friday at a press briefing also said Shimu’s husband Nobel and his friend Farhad killed the actor. 

After interrogation of the two accused in remand, Dhaka District Additional superintend of police Humayun Kabir said, “Nobel also had a quarrel with Shimu on Sunday morning and at that time Nobel and Farhad killed her.”

“Nobel’s childhood friend Farhad lives in a mess in Dhaka. He does not have income. He used to come to Nobel’s house to take money. He went to Nobel’s house that morning and was involved in the killings,” he said.

The body of the actress, who went missing a few days ago, was found inside a sack near Hazratpur Bridge in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, on January 17.

Following recovery of the body, Shimu’s brother filed a case against Nobel and Farhad along with some unnamed people with Keraniganj Model Police Station.

Later on Monday, police arrested Nobel and Farhad.