Printed on Wed Aug 10 2022 5:23:05 PM

" The target was Tipu, not Preeti "

Staff Correspondent
Crime
tipu murder
Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) has arrested shooter Masum Mohammad Akash in connection with the murder of former Motijheel Thana Awami League general secretary Zahidul Islam Tipu and college student Samia Afran Preeti in a random shooting in the capital's Shajahanpur.

Citing preliminary interrogation, police informed, "Akash said, my target was to kill Tipu. So I held the trigger of the weapon. Shots were fired at once. I did not shoot at Preeti. I did not know the bullet that hit Preeti's body. I found out the day after the murder by watching TV. I didn't even want to shoot her. My target was only Tipu. '

DB produced Masum in front of media personnel on Sunday (March 26) at noon. Masum did not say anything in front of the media.

In a press briefing, Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Chief of Intelligence AKM Hafiz Akter said, "Masum has confessed to us about the murder." Masum was contracted to kill. But not with money, he was contracted to get benefits. There are four or five cases against him. There is also a murder case. He was told he would be saved from those cases.

According to DB, the arrested Akash has passed graphic design from a university. Her father is a school teacher. He has a wife and children.

Asked about the motive for the killing, he said: "We are in the early stages of the investigation at the moment. The motive will be revealed later."

Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police (DB) has arrested shooter Masum Mohammad Akash in connection with the murder of former Motijheel Thana Awami League general secretary Zahidul Islam Tipu and college student Samia Afran Preeti in a random shooting in the capital's Shajahanpur.

Citing preliminary interrogation, police said, "Akash said, my target was to kill Tipu. So I held the trigger of the weapon. Shots were fired at once. I did not shoot at Preeti. I did not know the bullet that hit Preeti's body. I found out the day after the murder by watching TV. I didn't even want to shoot him. My target was only Tipu. '

DB produced Masum in front of media personnel on Sunday (March 26) at noon. Masum did not say anything in front of the media.

In a press briefing, Additional Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police and Chief of Intelligence AKM Hafiz Akter said, "Masum has confessed to us about the murder." Masum was contracted to kill. But not with money, he was contracted to get benefits. There are four or five cases against him. There is also a murder case. He was told he would be saved from those cases.

According to DB, the arrested Akash has passed graphic design from a university. Her father is a school teacher. He has a wife and children.

Asked about the motive for the killing, he said: "We are in the early stages of the investigation at the moment. The motive will be revealed later."

Preeti's village home is in Muradnagar, Comilla. Her family lives in Dhaka for her father's job. Preeti's father Jamal Uddin worked in factory production in a company in Mirpur.

Earlier, when asked about the trial of the girl's murder, he said, "I will not file a case." I do not have the status and opportunity to handle the case. I don't want to get involved in any dispute, if someone cooperates it is a different matter.

Preeti Badrunnesa, a student of Badrunnesa College, was shot dead while sitting in a rickshaw on the day of the incident. She was trying to get a job considering her family situation. She took a job in an office with a salary of 15 thousand takas. She was supposed to join next month. But unfortunately, that did not happen.

 
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