‘Violent killer’ in guise of baul singer arrested in Kishoreganj

  |  Thursday, January 13th, 2022 |  2:52 pm

A violent ‘killer’, who had been absconding in guise of a folk singer for seven years, has been in Kishoreganj district.

Md Helal Hossain alias Baul Selim alias Selim Fakir, alias Khuni Helal, 45, of Bogura district, was arrested from Bhairab Railway Station area in Kishoreganj district on Wednesday night.

It was stated by the Legal and Media Wing director Commander Khondker Al Moyeen.

He said some six months ago, a person divulged information to RAB about ‘Baul’ model Selim Fakir, model of the song ‘Bhanga Tori Chhera Pal’ released on Youtube. Acting on his information, RAB launched investigation and found the veracity of the information.

Quoting the arrested person, RAB said sensational ‘Bishnu’ murder was happened in Bogura in 1997. At 21-year of age, Helal was an accused in the murder case.

It was learnt that the murder had happened over establishing supremacy in the area. During a clash between two rival groups over establishing supremacy in the area in 2000, Helal came under attack by the rivals and he had to amputated his left hand due to serious wounds. Since then, he became known in different names (like hath Loola Helal etc). Since then, he became knows as in different names,

In 2001, one Mahmudul Hasan Bidyut was killed in a pre-planned way. Then the victim’s family filed a murder case with Bogura Sadar Police Station. Helal was given life imprisonment in that case.

Besides, one Rabiul was hacked to death in Bogura district in 2006. He was a chargesheeted accused of that murder.

Commander Khondker Al Moyeen said Helal arrived at Dhaka’s Kamlapur Railway Station from Bogura in 2010. Then he went to Chattogram from Kamlapur and stayed at Amanat Shah’s mazar there for quite some time in guise. He used to stay at different railway stations and mazars aroud Bangladesh from time to time. Subsequently, he went Bhairab Railway Station in Kishoreganj district and adopted the name of Selim Fakir concealing his original name and address.

Around five years ago, Helal was singing a baul son beside the railway track during the shooting of a music video at Narayanganj Rail Station. Then a staff of he shooting group offered him acting for a song titled ‘Bhanga Tori Chhera Pal’. Accepting the proposal, he acted in the music video where he is seen on Youtube.

He had been living with a woman adjacent to the Bhairab Railway Station over the last four years ago. Helal used to meet his expenses singing baul songs and seeking money at different railway stations.