Dhaka-Police were investigating as to why police officer Babul Akhter’s wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu left their house so early to drop her son for the school bus on the day she was gunned down.“We came to know after talking to all, including Babul Akhter, that the school bus comes around 7:15am every day and Mitu used to leave the house at 7am to drop her son at the GEC intersection for the school bus. We’re looking into why she set out before 6:30am on the fateful day,” said Additional Commissioner (Crime and Operations) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) Devdas Bhattacharya.
While talking to reporters, the police officer also said they seized a microbus, believed to have been used by the backup force, during Mitu’s murder, as it was seen in CCTV footage leaving the spot just after the incident.
He said they were interrogating the microbus driver, Jane Alam, haling from Salimpur in Sitakunda of Chittagong district, in this regard.
Devdas also said they were looking into all the aspects, including militants’ link, in connection with the murder.
Meanwhile, former Shibir activist Abu Nasar Gunnu, 42, who was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in the killing of Mitu, was sent to jail on Thursday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Abdul Quader passed the order after police produced them before his court seeking a 10-day remand for him. The court also fixed Sunday for hearing the remand petition.
The Detective Branch of police arrested Nasar from Farhadabad in Hathazari on Wednesday.
On Sunday, unidentified miscreants gunned down Mitu at the city’s GEC intersection while she was going to drop her son, Mahir Akhter, 7, for a bus to Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.
Detectives seized the microbus, which was believed to be kept standby for cover during the killing of police super Babul Akhter’s wife, from on Wednesday night.Devdas Bhattacharya, additional commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police, said a team of the Detective Branch of police recovered a black microbus in the morning, said
They also arrested its driver, he said declining to elaborate.
Unidentified miscreants gunned down Mahmuda Khanam at the city’s GEC intersection on Sunday morning while she was going to drop her son, Mahir Akhter, 7, for a bus to Chittagong Cantonment Public School and College.