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RIYADH: A Bangladeshi murder suspect, who was arrested in Jeddah on Tuesday, will be sent to Dhaka after the Eid holidays, said a senior diplomat.

He said that Kamrul Islam, who has been working as a driver for a Saudi family, is a suspect in the murder of a 13-year-old boy in Dhaka.

The boy, Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajon, was tortured to death by a group in Kumargaon on the outskirts of Sylhet around 7:30 a.m. on July 8.

Confirming the arrest, the diplomat from the Bangladesh Embassy told Arab News that the suspect, who arrived in Jeddah following the killing, was arrested on arrival at the airport and is now in Jeddah police custody.

“He will be sent to Dhaka for further inquiry after the Eid holidays,” the diplomat added.

The Bangladesh government placed Kamrul Islam on the no-travel list on Sunday. But he fled to Saudi Arabia soon after his brother Muhit was detained on July 8.

A murder case was filed in this regard by Jalalabad police, in which Rajon’s father later became a plaintiff.

Muhit was listed as the prime suspect in the case, while his brother Kamrul Islam, 24, their accomplice Ali Haider, 34, and guard Moyna Miah, 45, were charged with murder as well.

A Sylhet court sent Muhit on a five-day remand on Monday.

Muhit’s cousin, Ismail Hossain Abullus, was also detained in connection with the incident.

A 28-minute video, recorded on a mobile phone, shows the victim tied to a pole in front of a workshop in the then-closed Sultan Ali Market, beside the Dhaka-Sunamganj road. From the video, it seemed there were five to six men who took part in the torture of the victim.

Informed about the crime, police went to the spot and took Muhit into custody and recovered Rojan’s body from a ‘microbus’.


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