Fugitive Mehedi Hasan Arafat alias Kala Mia, 21, has been arrested in connection with the murder of Asadul Islam, 48, a poultry food trader in Bhaluka, Mymensingh. His five-day remand application was sent to court today, Saturday (April 24). Bhaluka Model Police arrested him from Lal Bazar area under Sylhet Kotwali Police Station on Friday (April 23). The arrested Mehedi Hasan Arafat alias Kala Mia is the son of Abdul Matin of Dhitpur village in Bhaluka upazila.
Poultry food trader Asadul Islam was stabbed to death at Dhitpur village in Dhitpur union of the upazila on Monday (April 19) evening due to previous hostilities. Son of Shamsuddin of Bhawaliabaju village in Asadul upazila. He used to trade poultry food in Bhawaliabaju market.
According to police and several local sources, Asadul Islam got into a car from Bhawaliabaju to Dhitpur village to go to his father-in-law’s house at the time of the incident. At that time, due to the previous enmity, the opponents attacked him and stabbed him one after the other. At that time, the locals rushed to Asadul’s rescue and rescued him and took him to Bhaluka Upazila Health Complex, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead. Upon receiving the news, Bhaluka Model Police recovered Asadul’s body and sent it to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
The next day, on Tuesday (April 20), Asadul Islam’s younger brother Nazmul Haque filed a murder case with the Bhaluka Model Police Station. Mehedi Hasan Arafat alias Kala Mia, 21, son of Abdul Matin of Dhitpur village in the upazila, Robin, 18, son of Jhantu Mir and Sabbir Ahmed, 18, son of Tajul Islam were accused in the case. Meanwhile, soon after the case was filed, the police recovered the knife used in the murder and arrested two accused, Robin and Sabbir Ahamme. However, Mehdi Hassan Arafat alias Kala Mia, the main accused in the case, went into hiding soon after the incident.
SI Iqbal Hossain of Bhaluka Model Police Station, who arrested Mehedi Hasan Arafat alias Kala Mia, said the accused in the case was arrested from Lal Bazar area under Sylhet Kotwali Police Station using information technology. During preliminary interrogation, he confessed to being involved in Asadul’s murder. He has been sent to court on a five-day remand application for further questioning.