Lawyer Rathish murdered over wife’s affair: RAB

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PV Desk : Lawyer Rathish Chandra Bhowmik was killed over family dispute, suspicion and extra marital affair of his wife, said Rapid Action Battalion.

RAB Director General (DG) Benazir Ahmed made the disclosure at a press conference in RAB-13 Rangpur office on Wednesday (March 4).

RAB chief said victim’s wife Snigdha Sarkar Dipa and her lover Kamrul master planned the murder for about two months. Both of them are teachers of Tajhat High School.

“As per planning, with the help of two teenagers they dug a whole inside an under construction building in Tajhat Mollapara area on Wednesday (March 28). On the next day, lawyer Rathish was given 10 sleeping pills through his meal and strangled to death by Kamrul and Snigdha”, he added.

Benazir further said after the killing, the body was stuffed into a closet and taken to the construction cite. They buried the closet with the body inside.

Snigdha Sarkar Dipa confessed to the crime in RAB interrogation. The two teenagers involved in the matter, Sabuj and Rokonuzzaman, were also arrested.

Early on Wednesday (April 4), Rapid Action Battalion recovered the body of advocate Rathish Chandra Bhowmik, public prosecutor of Rangpur special court, from Tajhat Mollapara area in Rangpur town following five days of his missing.

The body was unearthed from that building. Then, His brother Sushanta Bhowmik Subal identified the body. Dipa Bhowmik was also taken to the spot, RAB sources said.

A lawyer by profession, Rathish was also involved in other activities. He was the general secretary of Sammilito Sangskritik Jot of Rangpur district unit, vice president of Rangpur District Lawyers’ Association, law affairs secretary of district Awami League (AL), and a trustee of Hindu, Buddhist, Christian Oikya Parishad in the district.

Rathish was the PP of the cases filed over the murder of Japanese national Hoshi Kunio and Khadem Rahmat Ali on October 3 and November 10 in 2015 respectively.