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Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Ashar 10, 1422 BS, Ramadan 6, 1436 Hijr

Crime Follow-up
TV actress Lopa murder remains a mystery
Mahabub Alam
Published : Wednesday, 24 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 170

Law enforcers could not make any headway in the investigation of Nayar Sultana Lopa murder case even though more than eight months have elapsed.
Meanwhile, allegations have been raised that the main accused, Ali Amin, has obtained bail from the court by false information.
Lopa acted in Tuni's character in Ei Shob Din Ratri, a mega serial of Humayun Ahmed, an eminent author.
The accused, Ali, victim's husband, introduced a woman before the court as plaintiff of the case.
The fake complainant recommended before the court for Ali's bail.  Wrong information on two children of the victim was also  stated by her.
Sensing this, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), also investigation agency of the murder case, and the lawyer of the real plaintiff lodged separate appeals with the court seeking cancellation of the bail to the main accused.
On October 16 in 2014, police recovered the body of Lopa from her residence at Gulshan-1 that was hanging on a ceiling fan.
Immediate after the recovery of the body, the victim's family members claimed that she was killed by Ali Amin.
Razia Sultana, mother of the victim, filed a case with the Gulshan Thana against Ali and his mother. Following the complaint, the police arrested Ali on that day.
On October 17, police produced the accused before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (CMM) and sought 10-day remand to him.
In November, the Metropolitan Magistrate Court granted him bail upon plea by his lawyer for him.
According to the court document, the lawyer of the accused argued the judge that Lopa committed suicide.
Lopa and Ali have two sons and their aged two and six years. The sons were living in hardship as their mother died and the father is in jail.
The plaintiff could realise the reality and sorrow of the children, and appeared before the court with the bail plea for Ali.
The court later granted him bail. But Razia Sultana told the Daily Observer on Sunday evening that she did not appear before the court for Ali's bail.
She said that my daughter has two daughters and their ages are six and 10 respectively.
Assistant Superintend of Police of CID (Uttara Unit) and Investigation Officer Uttam Kumar Biswas of the case appealed with the CMM court to cancel the bail to the accused and sought a seven-day remand for him on June 2 in 2015.
The court directed the accused to appear in the CID office and present his statement.
She claimed that Ali's families are non-Bangladeshis. They are Agakhani.
Ali is a drug addict was known to us before my daughter's marriage. "As she loved him, we could not resist their marriage," she said.
"The flat they were living in was bought by us and given to my daughter. Ali tried to grab it by killing her," Razia added.  
Investigation Officer Uttam Kumar Biswas said that the accused, Ali, did not comply with the court order.
The police could not find him and his family members following drives in two of his addresses.
On November 12, Forensic Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital submitted the report on Lopa.
The report said that Lopa committed suicide.
Later, her family rejected the report and appealed to the court for re-autopsy.
As per court order, the body of  Lopa was exhumed from her grave and a three-member team of  Salimullah Medical College Hospital conducted the second autopsy.
In the report, they stated that the clue and pattern of the killing could not be confirmed.
The CID said that they were laying emphasis on the second report.
As there is no specific information about killing in the report, the accused should be interrogated.

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