Updated May 24th, 2024 at 08:46 IST

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Found Dead in Kolkata, 2 Contract Killers Held

Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim was found dead in Newtown area in Kolkata.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Kolkata: The Bangladesh Detective Branch arrested two people in connection with the death of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim whose body was recovered from Newtown area in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Azim had allegedly gone missing after arriving in Kolkata for treatment over six days ago. Initially, the probe team nabbed one person, identified as Aminullah, and interrogated him. The name of another accused cropped up upon Aminullah’s investigation.

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Subsequently, another accused was also arrested. Both the accused confessed the crime. The detective branch informed India’s Intelligence bureau that both the accused are supari killers.

Azim Arrived in India to Receive Treatment

An MP from Jhenaidah-4, Azim had arrived in Kolkata on May 12 for his treatment. Police recovered the lawmaker’s body from a flat at Sanjeeva Garden in Kolkata's New Town in the early hours of Wednesday.

Anar, an MP of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League, has been missing since May 13, he said.

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He came to Kolkata on May 12 for medical treatment and was staying at his friend’s place at Baranagar in the northern fringes of the city. On May 13, he went to meet someone but didn’t return. His friend later lodged a police complaint.

According to sources, messages were sent from his phone to his friend on May 13 stating he had left for New Delhi. In the message, he asked his friend not to call him. Though he was missing, another message was sent from his phone on Whatsapp on May 15 which informed his family members that he had reached Delhi and was with VIPs and there was no need to call him.

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The same message was forwarded to his personal assistant Rouf also. On May 17, Azim's daughter Mumtarin Ferdous Doreen called Gopal saying that she could not contact her father. 

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Published May 22nd, 2024 at 11:44 IST