Ref: Devashish Saha Rony, the prime accused in Chanpa Rani Bhowmik murder case, was arrested at Jhenidah district headquarters on Sunday morning.
A special team, comprised of Faridpur Additional Superintendent of Police Subrata Kumar Haldar, Investigating Officer Md Ali Khandkar and Sub-inspector Sheikh Abu Bakr of Detective Branch, captured Rony from a motor garage in Aragpur area of Jhenidah town around 10:30am, Faridpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Awlad Ali Fakir told journalists at a press conference at his office in the afternoon.
The SP also said Rony will be produced before court after primary interrogation.
Abdur Rahman, local lawmaker and Ranjit Biswas, Sugar Corporation chairman, among others, were present at the press conference.
Asked by journalists in the briefing, Rony said the killing of Chanpa Rani was not intentional.
“She was like my mother. How could I kill her deliberately?” he said.
The prime accused also claimed of having a relationship with one of Chanpa’s daughters for the last three months.
But suddenly, her denial of meeting with Rony raged him, he said.
Chanpa Rani, 45, an employee at Faridpur Sugar Mill and wife of Swapan Biswas, died after Rony drove his bike over her on October 26 for protesting the harassment of her twin daughters Hira and Mukta.
Earlier, five people have been arrested in this connection