Ex-DU professor’s body found in Gazipur, mason held

2022-01-14, 11:05pm Crime

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DU ex-professor Saida Gaffar

Gazipur, Jan 14 - Former professor of Dhaka University Saida Gaffar was found dead at Kashimpur in Gazipur on Friday, two days after she went missing, police said.

She was a former Professor of Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of the university.

A mason Anwarul was arrested from Gaibandha district earlier on the day following a missing diary filed by the deceased's daughter Sahida Afrin at Kashimpur Police Station. He worked at the under-construction building of the professor.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Dipankar Roy of Kashimpur Police Station said Prof Saida’s body was recovered from a place away from her rented house at Panishail area in Kashimpur on Friday based on the arrestee’s information.

She lived in the area to supervise the construction work of her flat at a Dhaka University Housing project.

During interrogation, the arrestee also confessed to strangling Prof Saida to death and looting her house, said SI Dipankar Roy.

Prof Saida’s body was sent to her residence in Dhaka after post mortem, he said. - UNB