The police have arrested the person involved in the murder of three members of the same family in Tarasha, Sirajganj. Along with that, the weapon used in the murder has also been recovered. The arrested accused confessed to the murder during police interrogation and gave the reason for killing the three people. Sirajganj Police Superintendent Md. Arifur Rahman Mandal gave this information in a press conference. The press conference was organized in the conference room of the Superintendent of Police.
The name of the arrested accused is Rajeev Kumar Bhowmik (35). He is the nephew of murdered victim Bikash Sarkar (45).
Last Monday around 3 o’clock in the night, the dead bodies of three people were recovered by breaking the lock of the third floor flat of a three-storey building in Barwari Battala Mohalla of Tarash Upazila Sadar. The deceased are Bikash Sarkar (45), the younger son of Kalicharan Sarkar of the area, his wife Swarna Rani Sarkar (40) and their only daughter Parmita Sarkar alias Tushi (15), a class 10 student of Tarash Government Girls’ High School. The deceased Bikash Sarkar’s elder brother Prakash Sarkar (70) is the Vice President of Tarash Upazila Awami League. The three-storied building houses the family of two brothers and their tenants.
According to police sources, they took the call list of deceased Bikash Sarkar’s mobile phone and noticed that he had spoken to his brother-in-law Rajeev several times before the murder. Based on this source, the police called Rajeev and some other relatives to Tarash police station yesterday afternoon. As Rajiv’s speech seemed suspicious, he was detained and further interrogated at night. At that time, Rajeev confessed to killing his uncle, aunt and cousin together.
Earlier, Bikash Sarkar’s relative (wife’s elder brother) Sukomal Chandra Saha filed a case of murder against unknown accused in Tarash police station on Tuesday evening. In that case, Rajeev was arrested that night.
Superintendent of Police Arifur Rahman Mondal said, the district’s Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime and Ops) Md. A team of 20 members was formed under the leadership of Samiul Alam. Ullapara Circle Assistant Superintendent of Police Amrita Kumar Sutradhar, District Intelligence Branch Officer-in-Charge Md. Zulhaj Uddin and others. Within 12 hours of the murder being reported, the person involved in the incident was arrested and the mystery was solved. Evidence used in the murder has been seized. These include an iron rod, an iron hammer, the accused’s mobile phone and motorcycle.
Arrested Rajeev Kumar Bhowmik said during the interrogation that he is the son of Pramila Rani Sarkar, the younger sister of deceased Bikas Sarkar. After the death of his father, from 2021, his uncle joined the joint venture of food grains with Bikash Sarkar. Uncle Bikash Sarkar gave him 20 lakhs as business capital. While the business was running, he returned about 26 lakhs to his uncle along with business dividends in various stages. But this year, Vikas Bhagane demanded another 35 lakh rupees earned from business from Rajeev. On January 22, Vikas pressured Rajiv to return the money due to him within seven-eight days and scolded Rajiv’s mother (Vikash’s sister) by calling her on her mobile phone for the money. Failing to raise the money, Rajiv, frustrated by his uncle’s rants, plans to kill his uncle and his entire family.
According to the plan, on January 27, around 5:30 PM, Rajeev uncle called Vikas and wanted to go home with the owed money. At that time, Bikash Sarkar was outside the house on personal work in Katagari Bazar area of Tarash. He asks Rajeev to come home with money. He asks to gossip with his wife and daughter until he returns. After going to Rajiv uncle’s house, aunty Swarna wants to have coffee with Rani Sarkar. His aunt (Vikash’s wife) goes to the shop downstairs to buy coffee packets to feed him coffee. At that time, Rajiv took out the iron rod brought in the bag and hit cousin Parmita on the head. Meanwhile, when Mami returned home after buying coffee, he was also hit on the head with an iron rod. Later, he confirmed death by slitting his throat. After a while, uncle entered the house and first hit him with an iron rod and later killed him by slitting his throat.
Keeping the dead body in three rooms and locking it, Rajeev went to his house in Teliapara of Ullapara upazila. On the way, he threw the iron rod into a pond but took the blood-stained duck back home.
Since the night of January 27, Bikash Sarkar’s relatives were not able to contact any of Bikash’s family over the phone. Even on January 28, they came to Bikash’s house around 11 pm on January 29 without getting anyone on the phone and found the flat locked. At that time, when you call Bikash’s phone, you can hear the ringtone from inside the locked flat. At that time, some people talked about breaking the lock and the rest decided to inform the police first, instead of agreeing to it. At around 2.30 am in the presence of relatives, the police of Tarash police station broke the lock and entered the flat of Bikash Sarkar and found the dead bodies of all the three members of the family.
The Superintendent of Police said that the matter of sending the accused Rajeev Kumar Bhowmik to the court is under process.
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