Victim was stabbed with a pair of scissors
Police on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old man as the prime suspect in the murder of another young man in the Dhaka’s North Kamalapur area two days ago.
The arrestee was identified as Fahim.
On September 13, a team from Motijheel police station found a seriously wounded man in front of the Pentagon Hotel at 38 North Kamalapur around 10:50 pm. He succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital at around 11:42 pm.
The victim was identified as Hridoy alias Alif from his mobile phone records. A case was filed with Motijheel police station the following day.
When contacted, Motijheel police station Officer in-Charge Md Yasir Arafat said after questioning people around the Pentagon Hotel and analysing various data, it was learned that the Hridoy often stayed in the area.
Fahim recently quarrelled with him over a mobile phone and, at one stage, stabbed Hridoy in the chest with scissors.
Based on a tip-off, Fahim was arrested from Jugantar Street in Motijheel on Wednesday morning. According to his statement, the scissors used in the murder and a blood-stained T-shirt worn by Fahim were recovered from a pile of rubbish near Siraj Bhaban in Motijheel.
During preliminary interrogation, Fahim confessed that he killed Hridoy in a dispute over a mobile phone, the OC said.