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Bangladesh MP ‘honey-trapped’? Killers skinned, chopped body, used turmeric

May 24, 2024 02:35 PM IST

Anwarul Azim Anar was last seen alive entering a flat in Kolkata. The flat was rented to the MP's friend.

The West Bengal police suspect that Anwarul Azim Anar, the slain Bangladesh member of parliament, could have been lured into a New Town flat in Kolkata by a woman and then murdered by contract killers.

Bangladeshi lawmaker Md Anwarul Azim Anar. (Sourced)
Bangladeshi lawmaker Md Anwarul Azim Anar. (Sourced)

Apart from the honeytrap angle, the police are also probing a US citizen's role in the murder. Per the police, the person was the politician's close friend and had allegedly paid 5 crore for the killing. The person, who owns a flat in the West Bengal capital, is currently in the United States.

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Anwarul Azim Anar was last seen alive entering a rented flat in Kolkata.

A senior officer told PTI that the Bangladeshi parliamentarian fell into a honey trap laid by a woman who was also close to the victim's friend.

"It seems, Anar was lured into the New Town flat by the woman. We suspect he was murdered soon after he went to the flat," the officer told the news agency.

The CID has found CCTV footage which showed Anar entering the flat with a man and a woman. The duo came in and out of the flat later, but the MP never emerged again.

"In the CCTV footage, the politician was seen entering the flat with the two persons. The duo was later seen coming out and re-entering the flat the next day but the MP was not seen again," the officer told agency.

The duo later came out of the flat with a massive suitcase.

The police found blood stains inside the flat. Several plastic bags were also used to dump the body parts.

The police suspect that the MP was first strangulated. Later, his body was chopped into several pieces. The flesh was segregated from the bones and mixed with turmeric powder to delay decomposition.

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"We suspect that after killing Anar, the murderers mutilated the body, segregated the flesh from the bones and mixed those with turmeric powder to delay decomposition," the officer added.

The body parts were placed in the trolley bag and later scattered at different locations. Some parts were also kept in a fridge.

To mislead his family members and friends, the killers sent out messages to his contacts, asking them to not contact him as he was travelling to Delhi.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai-based butcher, who skinned and cut the body of the MP, was arrested by the CID.

“One Jihad Hawaldar, 24 has been arrested. Hailing from Khulna in Bangladesh, Hawaldar was illegally staying in Mumbai. He was directly involved in the crime. Investigation is going on,” an IPS officer told HT.

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