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3 bodies recovered in Cox’s Bazar: Another suspect held

Published : Thursday, 25 May, 2023 at 5:20 PM  Count : 729

3 bodies recovered in Cox’s Bazar: Another suspect held

3 bodies recovered in Cox’s Bazar: Another suspect held

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday night arrested another person in connection with the recovery of bodies of three friends from a remote hill in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The arrestee was as Emrul. With this, two people have been arrested so far in this connection.

RAB-15 commander Lt Col Saiful Islam at a press conference at the battalion’s office on Thursday said they arrested Emarul from a remote area of Habibchhara hill on Wednesday night. 
The officer said the three friends- Mohammad Yusuf of Jalalabad Sawdagarpara under Eidgaon upazila, Rubel of Sadar upazila and Imran from Nuniachhara upazila in Cox's Bazar district-- were going to Teknaf from the district town on April 28 to choose a bride.
A group of miscreants obstructed their CNG-run auto-rickshaw on their way to Teknaf and took them into a deep hill. They demanded a ransom of Tk 30 lakh and sent a video clip of the torture to the victims’ families, the RAB official said.

The criminals killed three people and burnt the bodies to hide evidences as they did not get the ransom as per their demand.

He said they could not trace the locations of the kidnappers as the miscreants had changed it repeatedly. But finally using tech surveillance, they arrested one Syed Hossain alias Sonali Dakat was arrested from Teknaf on Tuesday.

The decomposed bodies of three friends have been found 25 days after they were abducted from the hill on Wednesday noon as per the information given by him. The bodies were sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.

During the primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed their involvement in the kidnapping and targeting well-off people for ransom.

The criminals destroyed the evidences by dumping the bodies of the victims, who or their families failed to meet their demand, in the hills so that no one could find their bodies, he said.

Bodies of three friends found inside Teknaf jungle after abduction

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