In Rajshahi, the mother-in-law and sister-in-law were locked in another room and the wife was killed with a saber. Rubel Hossain (28), husband of Jharna Akter Lipi (24), who was killed in this incident, has been arrested. RAB says Rubel tried to escape to India after killing his wife.
Earlier, Rubel Hossain was arrested at around 11 o’clock on Monday night after conducting a raid in Maskatadighi Purwapara area of Katakhali in the city. Rubel Hossain was planning to escape to India from there, RAB said.
Jharna is the daughter of Alimuddin of Bujrukaur village of Akter upazila. Rubel Hossain is a resident of Bagmara Purbapara village in Ganipur Union of Bagmara, Rajshahi. He is a construction worker by profession.
RAB-5 captain Lieutenant Colonel Munim Ferdous gave this information in a press conference at his office on Tuesday morning.
Referring to the initial interrogation of the arrested Rubel, this RAB officer said that Rubel got married to Jharna Akter Lipi about 7 years ago. He is a drug addict. He had taken loans from various NGOs. He was depressed because of this. As a result of which Rubel was often physically and mentally torturing his wife on trivial matters of the family since marriage. With this his wife went to her father’s house. Rubel went to his in-laws to fetch his wife.
Last Monday morning, Rubel had an argument with his wife at his in-laws’ house. At one stage he killed his wife with a sword. Earlier, the mother-in-law and sister-in-law in the next room were chained in the room so that they could not get out. Rubel fled after the murder.
RAB officer Lt. Col. Munim Ferdous also said that after killing his wife Jharna Akhter, Rubel Hossain ran away and went to the house of an acquaintance in Mohanganj area of the upazila. After staying there for a while, went to Rajshahi city. There, on the advice of one of his relatives, he stayed in Muscatadighi area of the metropolis. Then Rubel Hossain planned to flee to the neighboring country India. Based on intelligence information, a team of RAB raided there and arrested him at around 11 pm on Monday night.
Meanwhile, in this incident, Jharna’s brother filed a case against three people at Bagmara police station, making Rubel the main accused.
Confirming the matter, Bagmara Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Arvind Sarkar said that the accused Rubel has been arrested. But RAB has not handed over yet. If handed over, he will be arrested in that case and sent to jail through the court.