‘Sex trade’ was behind murders of two women in Dhaka’s Mirpur, police say

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-12-05 20:10:08 BdST

The two women found dead in a house at Mirpur in Dhaka were involved in sex trade and the two suspects arrested were clients, according to police.

The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police came up with the findings at a press conference on Thursday.

Police recovered the bodies of Rahima Begum, 60, and “housemaid” Sumi Akter, 20, at the House No. 9 on Road No. 2 of Block A in Mirpur-2 on Tuesday evening on being called by locals.

Rahima was running the sex trade with the help of one “Babul” as a tenant while Sumi joined the work on Monday, police said.

Police arrested the two suspects, both construction workers, in Sadarghat on Wednesday. They are 19-year old Yusuf Khan and another aged below 18 who cannot be named because of legal reasons.

DB spokesman Abdul Baten said both had admitted to strangling Rahima and Sumi.

The duo went to the house on Monday to spend the night there, but they had the money for only one client, Baten said.

One of them spent the night with Sumi while the other stayed on a veranda and the duo killed the women later fearing that Babul would kill them for paying less, the DB spokesman said.

Police would seek permission from court to grill the suspects in custody for more details, he added.