Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested a ‘serial killer’, who remained fugitive in the guise of a folk singer for seven years, from Kishoreganj district.
The arrestee is Md Helal Hossain alias Baul Selim, alias Selim Fakir, alias Khuni Helal, 45, of Bogura district.
According to a media release from Rab Headquarters, a team of Rab-3 arrested him conducting a drive at Bhairab Railway Station area in Kishoreganj on Wednesday night.
During interrogation, Selim Fakir, a Baul model of song ‘Bhanga Tori Chhera Pal’, said he was accused in several murder cases and was sentenced to life term jail in a murder case in Bogura.
He used to stay at different railway stations and shrines to escape jail sentence for the last seven years. He used to make a living by singing folk songs at different railway stations, said the release.
Legal process is underway against the accused, the release added.