June 22, 2021, 9:24 pm
Sylhet Bureau :
Police have arrested his wife Shipa Begum in a lawyer murder case in Sylhet. He was arrested from his home in Taltola area of Sylhet city late on Wednesday night. He was later sent to jail by the court on Thursday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Kotwali Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Yasin Ali has applied for a seven-day remand for Shipa Begum for questioning. In another application, he also sought permission for autopsy by removing the body of the deceased from the grave. The two petitions are scheduled to be heard next Sunday.
Monwar Hossain, a resident of Dighirpar village in Shiberbazar of Sylhet Sadar Upazila, filed a case with the police station on Tuesday over the incident. It has been alleged in the case that Anwar Hossain was killed due to extramarital affair. Shahjahan Chowdhury Mahi, cousin of the deceased, was made the main accused and Shipa Begum, wife of the deceased, was made the second accused. Besides, a case was filed mentioning the names of 6 people and accusing some unknown people. Shipa Begum was arrested on Wednesday night after the case was filed.
Confirming the arrest, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner (North) Azbahar Ali Sheikh said Advocate Anwar Hossain’s brother had filed a murder case. Shipa Begum has been arrested in the case. Police are investigating the allegations. Police also suspect that Anwar Hossain was killed because of his wife’s extramarital affair.
The plaintiff’s lawyer ASM Abdul Gafur said that Anwar Hossain’s wife Shipa Begum was having an extramarital affair with a man named Shahjahan Chowdhury Mahi. Due to this Anwar Hossain was killed. But later Anwar Hossain’s family came to know that he was killed by some people including his wife.
According to the family sources of the deceased, Anwar Hossain fell asleep after eating sehri on April 30. The next day at around 3 pm, his wife Shipra Begum informed everyone that Anwar Hossain had died of diabetic blue. He was later buried at his home village Dighirpar in Shiberbazar of Sylhet Sadar upazila.
Later, Anwar Hossain’s family came to know that Anwar Hossain was killed by some people including his wife. Anwar Hossain’s brother Monowar Hossain filed a murder case in the Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (June 1). After the court hearing, the judge directed the OC of Kotwali police station to file a case under section 302 and take legal action.
Kotwali Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Yasin Ali, who is investigating the case, said Shipa Begum married her cousin Shahjahan Chowdhury Mahi, a resident of Kanaighat (now a suburb of the city), just 10 days after Anwar Hossain’s death. From then on, Shipa stopped communicating with Anwar’s family. Anwar’s family suspects him of this.