Dramatic murder cover-up by restaurant owner revealed

বুধবার, ২৮ অক্টোবর ২০১৫
28 October 2015 A restaurant owner in Dhaka tried a dramatic cover up after shooting dead one of his employees on allegations of theft, police said Wednesday.

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The victim Riyad Hossain, 20, used to work for the ‘Gharowa Restaurant’ at Dhaka’s commercial hub Motijheel.

Police said he was killed late on Tuesday at Swamibagh area in Dhaka’s Wari.

The restaurant’s manager ‘Shafique’ has been detained for questioning while police is looking for the owner Ariful Islam Sohel, said Sub Inspector Abdul Khalek of Wari police.

“The employees said that the owner tied up Riyad and shot him for allegedly stealing a mobile phone and cash,” the police officer told bdnews24.com.


Riyad was taken to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) around 2am on Wednesday.

But the police was then told by one of the restaurant employees who carried him to the hospital that Riyad was a victim of mugging.

Acting on a complaint by the victim’s brother Ripon Hossain, police probed and confirmed this was a case of murder.

Police said the building at Swamibagh—where Riyad was murdered—is owned by the restaurant owner Sohel. It was used as living quarters for his employees.

“We rushed to the building on reports of someone beaten up. We found 17 to 18 people there, who were employed at the restaurant.

The manager Shafique told us one of the employees has been taken to the hospital after he was slightly beaten up for alleged theft,” said Sub Inspector Khalek.

The police officer said he came to know after going to the hospital that an employee had reported a mugging.

“I have been misguided. I was not told about any firing…there’s an injury mark on the face of the body. An autopsy report can tell whether it was due to bullets,” he added.

DMCH police outpost’s Inspector Mozammel Haque said that Riyad was brought in to the hospital by one of his colleagues ‘Jasim’.

Quoting Jasim, Inspector Haque told bdnews24.com that Riyad, Jasim and another employee were carrying Tk 220,000 in an autorickshaw, which was heading to Sohel’s home in Shantinagar.

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