The killing of former chairman of the Power Development Board (PDB) Khijir Khan was preplanned although the motive behind the killing is yet to be ascertained, police said on Tuesday.
Miscreants slaughtered Khijir Khan, 66, at his Khanka Sharif (gathering place of followers) at Gudaraghat in the city’s Madhya Badda area on Monday evening.
Talking to reporters at his office, Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Mostak Ahmed said although they are yet to ascertain the motive, the style of murder indicates that the incident was a preplanned one.
He said investigation is being carried out keeping in mind that Khijir Khan might have been killed due to personal or family dispute as well as financial or religious conflict.
Meanwhile, there had no arrest and case filing in connection with the killing till filing of this report on Tuesday evening.
The body of the former PDB chief was handed over to his family members after postmortem at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday noon.
Dr Prodip Biswas of the DMCH Forensic Department carried out the postmortem.
Talking to reporters at the DMCH morgue, Dr Prodip said Khijir was killed with sharp weapons. Around 7.5-inch deep injury was found on the neck of the victim and he died of excessive bleeding, he added.
Miscreants, numbering 6-7, entered the six-storey building of Khijir Khan at Gudaraghat of Badda around 7pm on Monday. He had been residing with his family members on the 2nd floor of the building while his Khanka Sharif known, Rahmania Khanka Sharif’ is situated on the 1st floor.
The gangsters first tied his family members on the 2nd floor and then slaughtered Khijir Khan after tying two women and a child, who were staying in the Khanka Sharif.
Being informed, police recovered the slaughtered body on Monday night.