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Awami League MP killed in India, Bangladeshis involved: Bangladesh Home Minister

May 22, 2024 6:34 PM IST

India | Bangladesh | Awami League

Some Bangladeshis killed ruling Awami League(AL) member of Parliament Anwarul Azim Anar at a flat in New Town, near Kolkata, said Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday.

“The information we have so far is that the people of our country are involved in the killing,” the Home Minister said while speaking at a press briefing in Dhaka.

Based on information from Indian police, Bangladesh police arrested three people in connection with the murder of Anwarul Azim, he said.

The home minister said, “We have been working to arrest a few more people. This is a murder…. Nothing happened here that would lead to deterioration in relations with India since no Indian is involved with the incident. According to the information we have received so far, some people from our country are involved in this murder.”

“Jhenaidah is a bordering area known for its high crime rate. Azim was the local lawmaker there. The incident took place after he went to India for treatment. According to what we currently know, he was killed there”, the home minister said.

Asaduzzaman Khan said “Our police are investigating the matter. We will be able to unearth the motive of the murder soon. Indian police are also working to find out who is involved in the murder. We are taking measures that need to be adopted internationally.”

Anwarul Azim Anar went to India for medical treatment on May 11. He maintained contact with his family members till May 14. Since then his phone remained switched off.

MP Anar’s wife and daughters went to the Detective Branch office in Dhaka on Sunday (May 19).

Navalsang Parmar (Dhaka)

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