Bangladesh MP Anwarul Azim Anar's murder: Mastermind who paid killers to woman who honey-trapped him, all names known so far

Shilasti Rahman. detained in Dhaka is said to have befriended Anwarul Azim Anar

An accused who was arrested in connection with the murder of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar An accused who was arrested in connection with the murder of Bangladeshi MP Anwarul Azim Anar being produced at a local court in West Bengal | PTI

The gruesome details of Bangladesh MP Anwarul Azim Anar's murder in India by a group sent shockwaves across the two countries. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal Police arrested a butcher involved in the crime on Friday and revealed more details about the people involved in the brutal crime. The butcher, hailing from Bangladesh, allegedly helped the accused to dispose of Anar’s body parts at different locations after getting it dismembered.

Along with the horrific details of Anwarul Azim Anar's murder, the names of the people involved and their alleged role in the crime have also come to the fore. From the man responsible for chopping up the MP's body to the suspected kingpin who paid the killers, here are all the names revealed by the investigation team so far.

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Anwarul Azim Anar: The victim, a member of the Bangladesh Parliament. The 56-year-old Bangladeshi Awami League politician represented the Jhenaidah-4 constituency.

Gopal Biswas: A friend of the victim in Kolkata with whom he staying since his arrival on May 12 until going missing.

Jihad Hawladar: An illegal migrant from Bangladesh, who was residing in India. A butcher by profession, Jiad was hired by Anwarul Azim Anar's killers to get rid of his body without sounding any alarm. Hawaldar was arrested from the Bongaon area in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. He reportedly admitted during interrogation that he had helped the other accused in chopping the victim's body before disposing the parts in different locations. He skinned the victim's body and chopped his body into parts to be put in plastic bags.

Jihad Hawladar was called to Kolkata a couple of months back as a part of the plan to kill Anar. He has admitted that he was an accomplice to the four men who murdered the politician inside the flat and helped them in skinning and chopping the body, a police officer told PTI.

Shilasti Rahman: The woman in the centre of the shocking crime. Police teams in both Dhaka and Kolkata believe she was an acquaintance of one of the killers. Her role was to honeytrapped Anwarul Azim Anar and bring him to the killers, NDTV said in a report. She convinced Anar to accompany her to the Kolkata flat, where the killers waited for him, the report said. CCTV footage confirmed the slain man entering the with a woman -- likely Rahman. 

Shilasti Rahman has been detained by Dhaka Police, NDTV said.

Akhtaruzzaman: The suspected mastermind behind the crime, who reportedly paid the MP's murderers a sum of Rs 5 crore to commit the crime. Although of Bangladeshi origin, Akhtaruzzaman is a US citizen, NDTV said. His motive as well as location remains unknown during the time of compiling this report.

Another man reportedly involved in the incident is a friend of Akhtaruzzaman, who is a Kolkata-based state government employee. According to reports, it was at this friend's flat that Anwarul Azim Anar was killed and his body skinned and dismembered for disposal.

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