Mugger admits killing Saudi embassy official Khalaf

Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali

An accused in Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali murder case admitted his involvement in the killing before a metropolitan magistrate on Monday.

Al Amin, one of the four accused in the case, gave his confessional statement to Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan at his chamber for over two and a half hours.

While giving description of the murder, Al Amin said he along with four others – Saiful Islam Mamun, 20, Rafiqul Islam Khokon, 22, Akbar Ali Lalu, 25, and Md Selim – were present at the scene of occurrence.

Among the five criminals, Saiful shot Khalaf, Al Amin said.

 

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Before shooting him, the muggers locked into a brawl with Khalaf when the gang demanded some dollars from him but he refused to do so, he said.

Al Amin was sitting inside a microbus on which they fled later, the accused told the magistrate.

After recording the statement, the court sent Al Amin to jail.

Detectives recently arrested Saiful, Rafiqul, Akbar and Al Amin while Selim is now in the run.

The four arrestees are now on eight-day remand since Tuesday.

Khalaf, 45, an official with the consular section of the Saudi embassy in Dhaka, was shot dead near his house in the diplomatic enclave in the wee hours of March 6.

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