Law enforcers yesterday morning recovered mutilated and decomposed body of a man, who had been missing for several days, from the septic tank of a mosque in the capital’s Dakshinkhan area. The deceased was identified as Azharul Islam Azhar (30), an RMG worker.
Upon receiving complaints of blood stain on the mosque’s stairs and bad odor from the sceptic tank, a Rab team first detained Abdur Rahman, imam of the Dakshinkhan Sardar Para Mosque, said Lt Col Abdul Muttakim, commanding officer of Rab-1.
Based on his information, the mutilated body was recovered from the septic tank, he said.
Rab officials said Rahman has been the imam of the mosque for about 33 years and knew the victim well.
On May 19, an altercation took place between them over a trivial matter and at one stage, Rahman stabbed Azhar’s with a knife, leaving him dead.
He then mutilated the body and dumped it in the tank to cover up the murder, Rab officials said.