Killer narrates how he killed the girl, sliced her

June 4, 2012

Placed on remand for four days
I killed Rumi to hide our relationship as I was in fear that if locals come to know about it then they would force me to marry her,” said Saiduzzaman Bachchu, the owner of Sonali Recruiting Agency who killed that 16-year aged girl mutilating her body into 26 pieces. He confessed in front of police and journalists in a press conference that was held at Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) media centre on Sunday.
Police recovered the body parts of the girl, identified as “Rumi,” daughter of Saddam Fakir of Kajiaparha at Alphadanga in Faridpur, from two buildings at Hatirpool in Dhaka on Saturday.
Police made the recovery after local people informed them of finding a piece of the girl’s leg beside Nahar Plaza on Saturday morning.
Some pieces were retrieved from a room of the Recruiting Agency on the 12th floor of the plaza, some from a room of Sky Garden Hotel on the 11th floor and the rest from the roof of an adjacent five-story building. The recruiting agency owner, Bachchu, 30, was detained following the recovery.
DMP Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Masudur Rahman said, Bachchu told them during interrogation that he and Rumi came to know each other through mobile-phone conversation and the Faridpur girl had visited him in Dhaka once, a year ago. He had bought Rumi a cell phone during that visit, He added.
According to Bachchu, “Ten to twelve days back, he got in touch with Rumi once again, when she had come to visit her aunt at Mirpur. He (Bachchu) brought Rumi to the office of Sonali Recruiting Agency from Mirpur in an auto-rickshaw at 6.00pm on Friday.”
Bachchu also confessed that he committed sex with Rumi that night, ADC Rahman said as police produced Bachchu before the media at the detective police office.
Bachchu said that when he entered his office with Rumi, other shopkeepers of the area began gossiping seeing Rumi in his office and he had the door locked from outside.
He said that he strangled her with his hands fearing that people may force him to marry the girl. Then, Bachchu first severed the head from her body with a knife, before cutting other parts off their joints. He also took off flesh from the severed parts through the entire night.
“I threw parts of the body outside the room and some parts into the toilet so that nobody could suspect that there was any girl in my room,” Bachchu said. But he failed to escape from the office on Saturday morning as police and journalists had already arrived.
Detective Branch (DB) Deputy Commissioner (DC) Monirul Islam said, Bachcu was from Faridpur and was separated from his family. He was staying at his office at Nahar Plaza. Islam said, Rumi was from a poor family and her two other sisters live at a shanty in the capital.
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court on Sunday has granted police four days to question Bachchu about the killing of Rumi. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rezaul Karim has allowed police the remand, though the law-enforcers had requested for 10 days, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of DMP Detective Branch (Information and Prosecution) Anisur Rahman.

-With The Independent input

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