Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-4) arrested three people, including driver Masud, from the capital and Barisal on Monday in connection with the killing of retired Eden College teacher Ali Hossain Malek.The former teacher of Eden Women’s College was killed as his own driver planned to kill him to misappropriate his money.Other two arrested suspected killers are—Syful and Sujan.On October 11, Ali Hossain Malek , 65, a retired professor of the college, was found dead with stab injuries in a house at Road No. 2 of Banani DOHS.Briefing reporters at Rab-4 battalion headquarters of Mirpur on Tuesday, its Commanding Officer (CO) Khandker Lutful Kabir said after retiring from the college, Ali Hossain joined Sayed Group of Companies as its general manager.
He said Ali Hossain used to draw the company’s money from banks and it was observed by the driver regularly. Besides, he also used to stay in office at night.Ali Hossain drew Tk 19 lakh from a bank on October 9 and went to his Banani office where the driver Masud along with caretaker of the office building Syful and his cousin Sujan had prepared a plan to kill Ali Hossain for the money, the Rab-4 CO said.Their plan was foiled as Ali Hossain did not stay in the office at night on October 9. Finally, the next time he was staying overnight in the office, the arrested trio fed sleeping pills to the security staff and stabbed to death on October 11, the CO of RAB-4 said.During preliminary interrogation, the arrested trio revealed their involvement in the killing, the CO also said.Earlier a case was filed with Bhasantek police station in this connection. RAB carried out a drive in Gauranadi in Barisal and arrested Syful and Sujan, while driver Masud was picked up from ECB Chattar of Dhaka Cantonment.The elite force also recovered Tk 1.27 lakh from their possessions.