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Hacked inside mosque: Victim's wife, imam confess to crime

  • Published at 12:33 am May 31st, 2021
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Azharul was stabbed to death inside Sardarbari Jame Mosque at Dhaka's Dakkhinkhan on May 25

The wife of a man killed inside Sardarbari Jame Mosque in Dakkhinkhan of the capital and the imam of the mosque have given confessional statements in the court.

Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mandal recorded the statement of Asma Akter, the wife of victim Azharul, while Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian Md Noman recorded Maulana Abdur Rahman's statement under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) on Sunday.

The General Registration branch of the court police confirmed the matter to Bangla Tribune.

The investigative officer of the case produced the duo in the court during remand when they voluntarily agreed to give confessional statements.

On May 28, another Dhaka court granted the IO five days to grill them.


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RAB arrested Abdur Rahman from the mosque and Asma Akter from Abdullahpur on May 25.

According to the case details, Azhar’s son was a student of the mosque’s maktab while the father used to learn to read the Quran from imam Abdur Rahman.

In this connection, the imam used to frequent Azhar's house. Meanwhile, Abdur Rahman engaged in an extramarital affair with Azhar's wife. When Azhar found out about the affair and confronted imam Abdur Rahman, he became enraged and stabbed Azhar to death in his room inside the mosque on May 19.

He later dismembered the body and hid in a septic tank of the mosque.

Later, Azhar's younger brother Hasan filed the case with Dakkhinkhan police station.