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Female journo found dead at city flat

Police recover a ‘suicide note’; youth found slaughtered in Savar

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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Female journo found dead at city flat

Police in separate incidents recovered two bodies, including a female journalist, from the capital on Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Of them, the reason behind the death of journalist identified as Shabnam Sharmin could not be confirmed immediately.

A team of Hatirjheel Police Station recovered the half-decomposed body of Sharmin, an assignment editor of the online news portal ‘The Report’, from the fourth floor of her residence no 308 at Boro Moghbazar in the capital around 10:30pm on Tuesday.

The body of Sharmin, wife of Saidul Islam, who works at a private television channel, was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy, said Officer-In-Charge (OC) of Hatirjheel Police Station Abdur Rashid.

Sharmin died about four to five days ago, police suspected. The members of CID’s Forensic Unit visited the spot and collected evidence.

Mohammad Faisal, sub-inspector (SI) of the police station, told the Daily Sun that they, however, found a suicidal note from behind the body. The note read that she committed suicide, but it could not be confirmed if the handwritings in the letter was her or not. The suicidal note was sent to the CID lab for test to confirm about the handwritings.

Police called the deceased’s husband, but his phone was found off, the officer said.       In response to a question if the door of the flat was closed or not, he said that it was found closed from inside.

Sharmin was the daughter of Harun-Or-Rashid of Jhenaidah Sadar.

An unnatural death case was filed in this regard with the police station.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning, police recovered the slaughtered body of the unknown youth aged 25-year old, from a bush under Banga Bridge at Amin Bazar Bridge of Savar.

The body was sent to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital for autopsy.

Harun-Or-Rashid, in-charge of Amin Bazar Police Outpost, said the body bore several injury marks. 

A murder case was filed accusing unknown people with Savar Model Police Station.