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4 arrested in dentist Bulbul murder case

Published : 30 Mar 2022 10:21 PM | Updated : 31 Mar 2022 02:56 PM

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Wednesday arrested the killers of a dentist, who was murdered in the city’s Mirpur area on Saturday last.

The arrested were identified as Ariyan Khan Ridoy (23), Solaiman (23), Raihan alias Sohel, alias Apan (27) and Rasel Hossain Hawlader (25).

Detective Branch (of police) Additional Commissioner Hafiz Akhtar disclosed it at a press conference at DMP Media Center in the capital on Wednesday.

He further claimed that the arrested are professional  hijackers  and members of  a mugger  gang of five.

“They stabbed Bulbul during the mugging. We did not find any connection of them to his business or enmity with them,” he further said.

On March 27, dentist Ahmed Mahi Bulbul was stabbed near the Shewrapara Metro Rail Station.

The Pro-BNP physician used to practise dentistry at the Rangpur Dental chamber in Moghbazar. He also ran a contract business called Messrs Rangpur Traders.

According to DB, Bulbul was a victim of a mugging gang, who stabbed him to death as the physician tried to resist them.

However, family members had suspected he was killed due to enmity as he had got work of a project in Noakhali.

DB personnel also recovered a cell phone belonging to the victim and a knife used as a murder weapon from the arrestees.

Responding to another question, the DB official said they primarily found the killings an act of mugging. 

But, we shall also focus on the family's allegation during investigation, he stated.

According to detectives, five people including the four arrestees gathered on Begum Rokeya Sarani when the doctor was passing the area in an auto-rickshaw.

Three of them intercepted the vehicle and attempted to snatch him. As the dentist resisted, they stabbed Bulbul in the thigh. 

We are trying to arrest another mugger, the DB officer added.

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