A businessman was found stabbed to death in his house in the Gulshan Circle 2 area in the capital on Sunday morning.
The victim Fazlul Haque, 72, was owner of Haque Paints. He lived in his duplex, Haque Palace, on Road 51 in the area.
The victim’s daughter Hasina Zaker Hasu said that her mother had found Fazlul Haque lying dead in the bed about 10:00am on Sunday.
‘He used to sleep in a separate bedroom with no air conditioner as he had health problems. He went to sleep at 10:00pm on Saturday,’ she said.
‘My mother found the door locked in the morning and did not get any response as she knocked on the door,’ she said.
‘She then opened the room with the extra key, found my father lying in the bed inside the mosquito curtain. She spotted an injury mark in the neck and blood stains on the bedside table and floor,’ Hasina said.
The family then called in a doctor from United Hospital who pronounced him dead. The family then informed the police of the matter, the deceased’s grandson Sihab said.
The Gulshan police officer-in-charge, Rafiqul Islam, said that they had sent the body to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for a post-mortem examination.
The police found injury marks in his the neck, some found blood stains on the floor, from the bedroom door to the staircase, and a foot print on the bonnet of a Pajero parked near the staircase.
‘After we get the forensic report, we will know for certain whether he was killed with a sharp weapon or bullet,’ the police officer said.
The victim had a business of chemicals in Old Town of Dhaka and his son looks Azharul Islam looks after the business.
His four daughters live in different places in the capital. Azharul Islam, his son and their two children live with the family on the second floor of the house.
The police detained a security guard, a driver and four domestic helps for interrogation, the police officer said.
The motive behind the killing could not be established as yet, he added.
-With New Age input