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Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim was honey-trapped; killers were paid Rs. 5 cr for his gory murder: Cops
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Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim was honey-trapped; killers were paid Rs. 5 cr for his gory murder: Cops

| @indiablooms | 25 May 2024, 01:34 am

Kolkata/IBNS: Bangladesh's ruling party Awami League MP Anwarul Azim Anar, who came to Kolkata for medical treatment and was murdered on the outskirts of the city, was 'honey-trapped' by his killers, police investigation has revealed.

Anar, who came to Kolkata on May 12 and was last seen at a high-end apartment complex in New Town, was murdered and then his body was skinned and chopped up into pieces before being dumped across the city stuffed in plastic packets.

After the Bangladeshi politician was reported missing on May 14, a high-level joint investigation by cops from Kolkata and Dhaka was launched that led to the discovery of his murder.

The police arrested an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant, Jihad Hawladar, who has confessed to his involvement in the murder of the MP and the dismemberment of the body.

Dhaka Police are now looking into the role of Shilasti Rahman, a woman who the cops believe was acquainted with one of his killers and 'honey-trapped' the Bangladesh MP, delivering him to his end.

"The investigation indicates the MP fell into a 'honey trap'. It seems he was lured by the woman. We suspect he was murdered soon after he went to the flat," a Kolkata cop relayed info from Dhaka.

CCTV footage from the apartment had shown Anar entering the flat with a woman. Shilasti Rahman has been detained by Dhaka police.

Meanwhile, Kolkata police made a big breakthrough Friday morning in arresting Jihad Hawladar, who has directed the cops to at least four other Bangladesh nationals who may have been involved in the gruesome murder.

That list includes Akhtaruzzaman, a United States citizen of Bangladeshi origin, who might be the mastermind and was known to Shilasti Rahman. He may have paid Rs. 5 crore to  Anar's killers.

Giving out chilling details, Hawladar claimed he and his accomplices killed Anar, skinned the body and removed the flesh, mincing it to remove any possibility of identification.

The remains, the bones were cut into small pieces and were packed into plastic bags, transported and dumped across Kolkata, he claimed.

The cops also believe some body parts were stored in a refrigerator in the flat, presumably before they could also be dumped.

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