Members of police arrested the mysterious lady allegedly involved with the killing of Moulana Nurul Islam Farooqi, the Imam of Supreme Court Mosque and a presenter of private TV channel i from Rupganj in Narayanganj.
The arrestee is identified as Mahmuda Akter, 30.
Biplab Kumar Sarker, deputy police commissioner of Tejgaon Zone, told the daily Observer that she is being brought to Dhaka for interrogation.
He also said the family claimed that the lady confirmed Farooqi’s presence at home to the killers.
Mahmuda came to the house of Shaikh Nurul Islam Farooqi several hours before the murder on Wednesday only to see him.
The woman called him several times in the last couple of days for his appointment.
Slain Islamist leader Farooqi’s second wife Lubna said the woman wanted to meet her husband since it was her long-time wish. On Wednesday, she called again and requested him for location of the house.
‘She came around 4pm wearing an unclean burqa and had a hand bag with her. Identifying as Asma, she said she was coming from Barisal,” Lubna said.
Entering the house, she wandered around the rooms very carefully. “She went to my husband’s room and said ‘I came from the Sundarbans to see you.’”
She roamed around each room and was asking about Farooqis family.
Later, Mahmuda told Faruqi that she had been in deep trouble since her only son did not look after her. “Asma said she worked at a garment factory and made her son an engineer. Though the son earns Tk30,000, he does not give her money.”
Lubna added that even though she mentioned that she was a very pious woman, she did not say her Maghrib prayers.