The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Sunday placed AKM Zahirul Islam Palash, prime accused in the Krishna Kaberi Bishwas murder case to a two-day remand for interrogation by police.Magistrate Rashed Talukder of the CMM Court passed the order after the police pleaded for a 10-ten day remand to quiz Palash on Sunday. Earlier, on Thursday the accused surrendered to the court while the court sent him to the jail rejecting his bail petition.
The case record says that on Mar 30, Palash came to greet Krishna’s husband and BRTA Deputy Director Sitangshu Shekhar Biswas on his birthday with cake and flowers. The family has been living in their Iqbal Road apartment in Mohammadpur area of the city. The accused was apparently known to the family.
Sitangshu lost his sense drinking some fruit juice and then Palash attacked him with a hammer. While, Krishna tried to save her husband and she was also battered with Sitangshu. Her clothes caught on fire from the candles kept on the cake and she was burnt seriously. Krishna, 36, a former college teacher at local Mission International College, died the following day while she was undergoing treatment at a hospital.
Sitangshu and their daughters Srabani Biswas Sruti, 14, and Arti Biswas, 8, were also injured in the incident.
Sitangshu’s brother Sudhangshu Shekhar Biswas filed a case with the police station a day after the attack. Zahirul Islam Palash was named as the lone accused in the case.