Shamim Osman-Nur Hossain tele-talk

A mobile-phone conversation between the prime suspect in Narayanganj multiple murders, Nur Hossain, and Awami League MP Shamim Osman has become public.

Published : 23 May 2014, 06:52 PM
Updated : 12 August 2014, 07:02 PM

Private TV station Channel 24 aired the 103-second conversation that, according to it, took place two days after the seven men were abducted.

The station said absconding Nur Hossain, Narayanganj City Ward-4 Councillor, made the call from his Airtel phone to Osman’s Grameenphone around 9:30pm on April 29.

It said Nur Hossain was in the Dhanmondi Road No.4 in Dhaka during the call.

Ward-2 Councillor and Panel Mayor Nazrul Islam, his four aides, and senior local lawyer Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his car’s driver were abducted on Apr 27 in Narayanganj.

The bodies of the seven were retrieved from the Shitalakhyya River at Bandar Upazila several days later.

The slain councillor’s family accused Nur Hossain, locally known to be Nazrul's rival, of being the mastermind, who paid the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to carry out the killings.

The Conversation:

Shamim Osman: Hello.

Nur Hossain: Assalamu Alaikum, brother.

Osman: Who is speaking?

Hossain: Brother, I’m in great trouble. I’m uneducated. I’ve made many mistakes...Your’e like my father. I love you so much.

Osman: Did you get the news I sent?

Hossain: Yes. I love you so much, brother. My son is young. He will die. Guns are trained on me.

Osman: Time will take care of everything.

Hossain: You’re like my father. I will give you my life, brother. I love you so much, brother.

Osman: Don’t worry so much. Give it time.

Hossain: Brother, I’m not educated. I’ve made many mistakes. Please forgive me.

Osman: Don’t worry so much. Give time. And you meet Gor'da.

Hossain: Brother, please arrange my going to Delhi.

Osman: There’ll be no problem. Is there any seal (visa) for any country?

Hossain: No, no, that is there. There is seal (visa). But how will I go? I heard there is an alert everywhere.

Osman: It doesn’t seem like that.

Hossain: Brother, then please try to have information. I’ll call you tomorrow.

Osman: Carry on.

Hossain: Brother, I’m not educated. I’ve made mistakes.

Osman: If you go to that place...
Hossain: Brother, I’m in a microbus... going to get in a bus.
Osman: Nothing will happen. Don’t worry. You haven’t committed crimes.
Hossain: Brother...
Osman: Don’t worry.
Hossain: Won’t I find any means, brother? I have huge mental strength.
Osman: I know, I know. Someone killed two birds with one stone by committing the incident.
Hossain: Brother, I’ve made many mistakes. Please forgive me.
Osman: All right. You do one thing. Anyway, I’ll give you a phone number and I’ll contact you. This number is new?
Hossain: Yes, brother.
Osman: Ok. I’m hanging up.
Hossain: Ok, brother. Assalamu Alaikum
Toufique Imrose Khalidi
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