CHATTOGRAM: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the son of Jatiya Party leader and former mayor of Patiya municipality for killing his mother over family feud from the city’s Natun Bridge area on Wednesday evening.
The firearm used in killing the woman Jesmin Akter, 60, was also seized from his possession.
Shamsul, who died due to old-age complications on July 13 this year, was Central Vice-President of Jatiya Party and former mayor of the Patiya municipality.
RAB sources said Shamsul having huge properties left his wife, two sons and a daughter.
His younger son and daughter live in Australia and returned to the country during the last Eid-Ul-Fitr.
Shamsul handed over his properties to his wife and daughter due to Mainu’s undisciplined lifestyle, said RAB-7 Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel MA Yusuf at a press briefing at their Chandgaon camp on Thursday. It created conflict in the family after death of Shamsul.
The deceased went to a bank taking her daughter on Tuesday. Hearing the news, Mainu suspected that his mother and sister withdrew money from bank and were going to Australia selling the properties, said the CO.
At one stage, Mainu shot his sister with a pistol. But, failing to target her, he shot his mother leaving critically injured, said Lt Col Yusuf.
Jesmin was rushed to a local hospital immediately. She breathed her last on her way to Chattogram Medical College Hospital later.
Mainu fled from the residence immediate after the incident and went into hiding.
On receiving information, RAB arrested him from the city’s Natun Bridge area while fleeing by a Dhaka-bound bus from Kerani Hat under Satkania upazila on Wednesday evening.
Acting on his statement, the pistol used in the killing was recovered from a godown at Rasulpur under the Satkania upazila, said Yusuf.
Mainu claimed that he collected the pistol from office of his father and investigation was going on in this connection.
He was also not seen as repentant for the killing, the RAB CO said.
His sister Shayla Sharmin Nipa filed a case in this connection with the Patiya Police Station.