PBI arrests 4 over killing autorickshaw driver in Sitakunda

Published : 28 Jan 2023 10:19 PM

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) Chattogram district unit has arrested 4 people in connection with the murder of auto-rickshaw driver Akram Hossain in Sitakunde upazila of Chattogram.

 After being arrested and remanded for questioning, they said that Akram was killed under the leadership of lineman Noor Ahmed as he did not agree to pay the contribution.

 CNG auto rickshaw driver Akram Hossain was systematically murdered under the leadership of the lineman as he refused to pay the line money to drive CNG on Sitakunda Bypass Road.

 The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) revealed this information after arresting four CNG drivers including Noor Ahmad and remanding them.

 The remaining three autorickshaw drivers arrested are - Md Jahed Hossain (20), Md Mostafizur Rahman Sakib (20), Md Ismail Hossain Rona (24).  Among them, Zaheed and Mostafiz's house is in Sitakunda municipality.  And Shakib and Ismail's house is in Barbakunda union.  All four of them were associated with CNG Autorickshaw Owners Association.

 According to PBI, deceased Akram Hossain was driving CNG in Noor Ahmed's line.  However, Akram said that he was unable to pay the line charge of Tk 5,000 to the 'Southern Bypass CNG Autorickshaw Owners Association' opened by Noor Ahmed.  So they sat in a meeting on September 22 in Barabakunda Bazar of Sitakunda to make a plan to kill Akram.  Noor Ahmed drew the table of killing there.  That night, they stopped Akram's CNG auto-rickshaw when it reached the Ipsa office in Madhyam Mahadevpur area on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway.  There everyone beat and stabbed Akram.  At one stage, when the number of people increased, they got stuck in autorickshaws and buses one by one.  However, in the presence of the locals, seeing the situation getting worse, a CNG driver named Zaheed took Akram to the hospital by staging a rescue play.  He died on the way to the hospital.

 In this incident, the victim's brother Nurul Huda filed a murder case against the unknown accused in Sitakunda police station.  Along with the Thana police, the PBI started shadow investigation of the case.  At one point, the PBI arrested four people for their alleged involvement in the murders in a raid from dusk to night on January 25.  The next day they were produced in court and remanded for 10 days. After the remand hearing, the court of Chattogram Senior Judicial Magistrate Abdullah Khan granted four days remand to accused Noor Ahmed and Zaheed Hossain and three days to Shakib and Rana.  After being remanded, the accused were extensively interrogated.  This information came out in the interrogation itself.  PBI Chattogram District Unit Special Superintendent of Police (SP) Nazmul Hasan said that by talking to several autorickshaw drivers, a preliminary idea about the accused was obtained.  Later, when some more CNG autorickshaw drivers were interrogated, the reason for the murder became clear.  At one stage we were able to identify the two.  We arrested the other two on the information given by them.  After being remanded and interrogated, they confessed their crime.  An operation is underway to recover various signs of their murder.