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Dhaka city under spl surveillance at night

Mystery of RMG worker murder unravelled

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) is closely monitoring the capital to keep it safe from criminals at night, as they are concerned about various forms of crimes throughout the city.

“We’re keeping a special watch. The police stations and beats of the DMP have always been directed to check crimes in the city.

“When criminal activities go up, we try to bring it under control by conducting special raids. But it’s very difficult to get rid of it completely,” said Additional Commissioner (crime and operations) of the DMP AKM Hafiz Akhter at a press conference at the DMP Media Centre on Sunday.

The officer said criminals tend to commit crimes at the places where there is no CCTV camera. He laid emphasis on finding better employment opportunities for those involved in crimes. He said that the DMP is working hard in this regard.

About the January 22 murder of RMG worker Kholu Mia, 28, in Jatrabari, Hafiz Akhter said the RMG worker left his house in Gaibandha to go to his workplace at Rupsha in Narayanganj.

The victim got off a bus of Sonali Paribahan at Golapbagh at about 3:30 am. When he reached ‘Mayer Doa           Tyre and Battery Shop’ near Happy Tower, some muggers led by Mohammad Arif intercepted him and asked him to give cash and valuables at knifepoint.

As he tried to resist them, Arif attacked him with the knife, leaving him in a pool of blood.

Kholu was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries that day.

After the murder of Kholu, Arif was staying at his residence in Jatrabari. On January 26, a team of police raided his house and arrested him in another case.

When Arif’s mother came to meet him at Jatrabari Police Station, he talked to his mother that he was arrested in another case, not for the murder of the garment worker.