A shop employee was strangled to death while stealing a shop at Fenchuganj in Sylhet. The employee named Subal Biswas (38) worked in the shop of a person named Nishi Babu in Mokambazar of Ghilachhra upazila.
According to local sources, the murder took place in the shop around 12:30 on Wednesday night. After receiving the news, Fenchuganj police officer-in-charge (OC) Md. A team of police led by Shafayet Hossain. 5 people were arrested in their operation.
The arrested are Atiq (25), son of Majammil Ali of East Yudhishthipur village of Ghilachra Union, Zipu (21), son of Rahmat Ali of the same village, Jubel (17), son of Kamal Mia of Central Yudhishthipur, Shakil (19) and Miyadhan, son of deceased Dashir Ali of Baralekha village of Moulvibazar district. Mia’s son Suman Ahmed (22).
SI Ashraful Alam of Fenchuganj police station, who participated in the operation, said that initially it is believed that the arrested persons suffocated Subal Biswas while stealing the shop. Initially I came to know that the arrested Atiq is the mastermind of the murder.
He said, ‘On receiving the news, under the leadership of OC Sir, we spread to different places of Ghilachhara Union and arrested the accused. The accused will be interrogated further to find out if anyone else is involved and the necessary information will be sought. A case is being filed in this incident.
Meanwhile, the body of deceased Subal Biswas has been sent to Osmani Medical College Hospital for autopsy.