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Kolkata cops search for MP Azim’s chopped body parts 

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Update: 2024-05-24 11:12:47
Kolkata cops search for MP Azim’s chopped body parts 

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar was smothered to death within hours of entering a New Town apartment on May 13. 

His body was then chopped into pieces in one of the washrooms, packed into bags and transported out, according to CID and Bangladeshi investigators. 

Before vacating the apartment, the washroom was cleansed with acid to remove traces of the crime.

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar was smothered to death within hours of entering a New Town apartment on May 13. His body was then chopped into pieces in one of the washrooms, packed into bags and transported out, according to CID and Bangladeshi investigators. 

Before vacating the apartment, the washroom was cleansed with acid to remove traces of the crime.

‘All plotters went back to Bangladesh after finishing job’ 

The investigators have learnt that all the persons involved came from Bangladesh and returned to the country after finishing their job. Some of them had checked into a hotel in Chinar Park a day before the murder and checked out on May 17 and left the country the same day. 

Prime accused Shaheen rented the New Town flat for Rs 1 lakh a month on April 25. On April 30, he moved into the flat with a woman and one Aman, a member of a Left extremist organisation. 

Two more associates, Siam and Jihad, stayed at Sudder Street. Shaheen returned to Bangladesh on May 10, leaving Aman in charge. Two more hitmen from Bangladesh — Faisal Shaji and Mostafiz — reached Kolkata on May 11 and joined Aman. 

On May 13, two men picked the MP up from his friend’s house in Sinthee in a rented car and brought him to the New Town flat, where he was smothered to death. 

Following the murder, two of the accused reportedly flew back to Dhaka on May 15 while two others returned on May 17 and 18. According to cops, one of them was asked to travel to Bihar by road and return via Kathmandu. It is suspected that this person kept sending messages to Azim’s family amd friend using the victim’s phone. He then disposed of the phone in Bihar. 

The CID has detained a local, possibly hailing from a bor der district, who provided logistics support to the killers. 

Investigators suspect Shaheen, who returned to Dhaka two days prior to the murder, may have already left Bangladesh and slipped into Nepal. Though cops are still probing the motive, initial investigation suggests it could be the fallout of a business deal going awry. 

Media reports in Bangladesh pointed to differences between Azim and Shaheen over the purchase of a guest house in the country.

Source: The Times of India

BDST: 1112 HRS, MAY 24, 2024
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