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Retired customs official killed as he witnessed theft

July 12, 2019 00:00:00

KHULNA, July 11 (UNB): A retired customs official was murdered after he had accidentally seen a theft in Pujakhola area of Sonadanga on June 30.

The deceased was identified as Md Mosharaf Hossain (80), a retired superintendent of Bangladesh customs.

Murderer suspect Md Hasan Sheikh (22) reportedly confessed to his crimes before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Hasan said he went into Mosharaf's house and stole Tk 1,200 around 5:20 am. Mosharaf started shouting when he saw Hasan.

Hasan wrapped a scarf around Mosharaf's neck and strangled him.

Locals identified Hasan from the footage of the building's surveillance camera. They caught him on July 09 and handed him over to police.

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