Dhangethi murder suspect’s remand extended by 15 days

Sha Alom Mia (Salim), 29, attends the funeral of Mahmood Aboobakr, 57, - who he is accused of killing - on October 15, 2021. (Photo/Reader Contribution)

The court has granted a 15-day extension to the remand of the suspect arrested in connection to the murder of a businessman from ADh. Dhangethi in October.

Local businessman Mahmood Aboobakr, 57, was found murdered and thrown into a water well in an abandoned house in Dhangethi on the afternoon of October 14, hours after he was reported missing.   

Police arrested Sha Alom Mia (Salim), 29, a Bangladeshi national, in connection to the murder under court order on October 16.


A police spokesperson told Sun that Salim was remanded in custody of the police for 15 more days when presented before the court on Sunday.

Salim had worked as a live-in caregiver for an elderly man by the name of Aadhanbe at Nedhunge - a house close to where Mahmood’s body was found. 

Investigative findings show Mahmood was killed in the house where Salim lived. He lured Mahmood to the house and asked for money. He was killed in the dispute which arose after he refused to give the money.

Salim stabbed Mahmood multiple times. He killed Mahmood and stuffed his head and legs into sacks. He threw the body over the wall and onto the street, and then carried the body and dropped it into the water well located in the abandoned house at the back of his house.


Police have stated that their investigative findings do not indicate additional assailants had been involved in the crime. 

Police also believe Salim to be linked to additional crimes which take taken place in Dhangethi in the past.