One more confesses killing Saudi official
[Bangla Daily Star] One more accused of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali murder case admitted his involvement in the killing before a metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka yesterday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan recorded the statement of Akbar Ali Ilias Lalu, one of the five accused in the case, for over two and a half hours at his chamber.
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Khalaf, 45, an official at the consular section of Saudi embassy in Dhaka, was rubbed out near his house in the diplomatic enclave at the wee hours of March 6.
Akbar said he along with four others -- Saiful Islam Mamun, 20, Rafiqul Islam Khokon, 22, Al Amin, 25, and Selim, 23, -- were present at the scene.
The accused also said they started a brawl with Khalaf when they demanded dollars from him but he refused to give them.
Akbar told the court that Selim searched the victim's pocket for dollars.
At one point, Saiful shot Khalaf, he said, echoing Al Amin who also confessed to the killing before the magistrate on Monday.
Al Amin added that he was sitting inside a microbus by which they later fled.
After recording the statement, the court sent Akbar to jail.
Two other arrestees, Saiful and Rafiqul, have been placed on an eight-day remand along with Akbar since July 24. They will be produced before the court as their remand period ends today, said sources.
Police may likes to seek further remand, sources added.
Detectives recently placed in long-term storage
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the four while Selim has been on the run.
On July 1, the case was included in the list of sensational cases under the home ministry's monitoring cell.
Four months and 19 days into the killing of Khalaf, detectives on July 25 at a press briefing claimed that the incident was of simply mugging.
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