‘Friend’ stays out of arrest

April 24, 2011

Russell Murder
‘Friend’ stays out of arrest
Sabbir Hossain, a prime suspect in Natore youth Russell murder case, is still at large, as police raids on several places yesterday went in vain.
Sabbir, a final-year student of Rajshahi Medical College, was last seen at a seven-storey building in the capital’s Mohakhali where Rapid Action Battalion men recovered Russell’s mobile phone on Wednesday, said Rab officials.
He and Jotirmoy Sarkar Joy, another final-year student of RMC, killed their friend Mahbub Alam Russell on April 5 so they won’t have to return Tk 4.50 lakh they had borrowed from him, according confessions of Joy who was arrested on Friday in Tarash of Sirajganj.
A few hours after his arrest, Joy showed the law enforcers the place on RMC campus where they had buried Russell’s body after killing him by injection.
Motiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Lalpur Police Station in Natore, yesterday said Joy would be produced before a magistrate’s court today.
The abduction case against him and Sabbir has been turned into a murder case.
Russell’s father Mokbul filed the case on April 15.
A student-cum-businessman, Russell, 24, had been friends with Joy since college days. After passing HSC examinations from Dayarampur Cantonment College of Natore in 2005, Joy got enrolled in RMC and Russell in Rajshahi College. Russell was introduced to Sabbir by Joy.
Meanwhile, Russell’s body was buried at his village home in Lalpur around midnight yesterday. His family members have demanded proper investigation and a speedy trial of the murder case.


Courtesy of The Daily Star

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