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Sylhet double murder: Police arrest suspected domestic help

Sylhet Office : Police have arrested a domestic helper over the murder of a woman and her teenage boy whobodies were found dead at their home in Sylhet about a week ago.

The detainee, Tania, was arrested from a house in the Titas area of Comilla in the early hours of Monday, said PBI Special Superintendent of Police Rezaul Karim Malik.

She has been taken to the Sylhet Kotowali Police Station.

On Apr 1, police recovered the bodies of 40-year-old Rokeya Begum, and her son 16-year-old Rabiul Islam Rupam from a room on the ground floor of a three-storey building in the Mitali neighbourhood of Mirabazar area.

Rokeya’s daughter, 5-year-old Raisa Begum, was found alive on the ground floor.

Their domestic help, Tania, had been missing.

Raisa said to police that, Tania and some accomplices were involved in the murder. Since then, police have been working to arrest the suspect, said Superintendent Rezaul.

“On Sunday police detained another suspect named Mamun from the Bandarbazar area. Tania was nabbed based on information from his interrogation,” he said.

Mamun and Tania had previously rented rooms in various places, identifying themselves as a married couple.

The brother of Rokeya Begum, Zakir Hossain, had filed a case against four to five unknown suspects with Kotwali Police Station over the murders.

Police had previously arrested a suspect named Nazmul Hossain from the Bateshwar area on Wednesday.