‘Salman Shah didn’t commit suicide, he was murdered’

Rabeya Sultana Rubi, one of the accused in Salman Shah’s death, speaks in the video. Photo: Video grab
Rabeya Sultana Rubi, one of the accused in Salman Shah’s death, speaks in the video. Photo: Video grab 

One of the accused in Salman Shah’s death case, Rabeya Sultana Rubi said that the popular actor did not kill himself; rather he was murdered in a planned way.

Rubi recently posted a video on social media from the US. She, in the video, claimed that Salman Shah was murdered and her family members were involved in the killing.

“My husband (John) planned it and my brother conducted the murder. Samira’s family (Salman Shah’s wife) masterminded Salman’s killing. Members of a Chinese community completed the task,” said Rubi, says UNB.

The accused said she will do everything to prove her allegation. “They also tried to kill me. So, I am on the run as I am the last person who can prove it as killing. Now they are trying to kill me as the case may be reopened anytime.”

She also asked Salman Shah’s mother Nilufar Chowdhury to urge for a reinvestigation.

Actor Salman Shah’s mother Nilufar Chowdhury in a press conference on 9 February said Salman was murdered and alleged that “there have been many efforts to establish the case suicide in the past.”

The popular silver screen actor in the 90s mysteriously died on 6 September, 1996 at 25 and his father Kamaruddin Chowdhury had filed an unnatural death case which he later turned into a murder case when one Rizvi Ahmed was arrested from the house of Salman’s mother, who said he had killed Salman with the help of Salman’s wife and mother-in-law and eight other accomplices.

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Rizvi, however, later disowned his confession given before the police.

The Detective Branch, Criminal Investigation Department of police, and a judicial probe body investigated the case separately and submitted their reports that Salman’s death was a case of unnatural death, which Salman Shah’s family rejected.

On 7 December, 2016, a Dhaka court asked the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to carry out further investigations into the case filed over the death of Salman Shah in 1996 for the fresh inquiry.

Nilufar said in the petition, a total of 11 people including Aziz Mohammad Bhai, might have been involved in the killing of her son.

The case accused 11 persons, including the actor’s wife Samira Haque, producer and businessman Aziz Mohammad Bhai.

The others are Salman’s mother-in-law Latifa Haque Lucy, house help Monowara Begum and seven more — Rizvi Ahmed alias Farhad, choreographer Nazrul Sheikh, ‘David’, Ashraful Haque Don, Rabeya Sultana Rubi, Mostak Wayeed, Abul Hossain Khan — all presumably Bhai’s associates.

Source: Prothom Alo