Police have yet to ascertain the involvement of Abu Nosor Gunnu and Shah Zaman Robin in the gruesome murder of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, wife of Superintendent of Police Babul Akter, who was stabbed and shot to death on June 5.
There has been no significant progress in the investigation in the 11 days since the murder took place in the heart of Chittagong city.
Speaking to reporters at his office in the Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) headquarters on Thursday, CMP Commissioner Md Iqbal Bahar said: “Police could not yet confirm how Gunnu and Robin were involved in Mitu's murder.” Police have not yet learn anything important regarding the murder from the remanded suspects either, he added.
Gunnu, caretaker of a local Shrine in Chittagong's Hathazari upazila, was arrested by detectives in Farhadabad, Hathazari on June 8.
Robin, who police believe is one of the trio who killed Mitu before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle, was arrested in the city's Shital Jharna on Saturday.
The duo were placed on remand for seven days for interrogation by a Chittagong court on Sunday.
“We have four more days of the remand period left to interrogate the suspects. Police are trying to glean further information from them regarding the murder,” the CMP chief said.
He further said police have been working relentlessly to hunt down the killers and find out the motive behind the murder.
“If we learn anything significant during the interrogation, the media will by duly informed,” the CMP commissioner told reporters.
He said police have been looking into all possibilities regarding the murder motive as well as verifying and analysing the evidence they have in the case.
“We are not ruling out any possibilities. Several law enforcing agencies are working on this case to find the motive of the murder as early as possible.”
Asked about a threatening note reportedly sent to Babul and other police officials by Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the CMP commissioner said: “Police are looking into it.”
He further said that the JMB men who are currently in prison in different cases have been interrogated about Mitu's murder as well.