How much of a role do television series play in exciting crime trends?
In the case of five-year-old Ayat from Chittagong who was abducted and killed, and whose body was thrown into several pieces, police say a young man committed the murder after watching TV dramas Indian companies such as ‘Crime Patrol’ and ‘CID’.
Over the past decade, police have made similar statements during investigations into several such murders and crimes. Investigators said the killers developed the criminal strategy by “watching soap operas”.
A criminology expert, however, says the media’s influence on people is still there, so it’s not fair to say anything without specific research. And these TV series also play an awareness role in many cases.
Finally, when Alina Islam Ayat, a child from Chittagong, disappeared on November 14, the police arrested Abir Ali, the son of a tenant in their house. Later it is known that Abir kidnapped and killed him while he was going to study Arabic at the local mosque.
PBI Chittagong Metro Police Special Superintendent Naima Sultana said: “Abir has said that Indian TV series ‘Crime Patrol’ and ‘CID’ are his favorite series. It was from these events that he felt the need to commit a crime.
“Basically, Abeer claimed to have learned everything from the TV series about collecting ransoms, missing bodies, loss of evidence. That’s why the child’s body was cut into six pieces and wrapped in a bundle. of polyethylene and floated in the sea. And after cutting the body, they sprinkled talcum powder and perfume in the house.
On May 9, 2003, the crime television series “Crime Patrol” started airing on Sony Entertainment Channel in India. There have been thousands of episodes of this series. Originally, the series was made in Hindi, but due to its popularity, it was later released in multiple languages including Bengali, Telugu, and Marathi.
In Bangladesh, information about the involvement in the crime of the “Crime Patrol” came on July 16 this year in another incident. On that day, police recovered the half-molten body of a man named Zahidul Islam from the floor of a house under construction in the Shaildubi area of Kashimpur, Gazipur.
Upon investigation, police said his wife and her friend planned to kill Zahidul after seeing the crime patrol. Sleeping Zahidul was killed by consuming drugs with food.
On June 21 last year, police recovered the bound bodies of Masud Rana, his wife Moushumi Islam and his daughter Jannatul from a house in Kadamtali, Dhaka.
After investigation, the police learned that Mehzabin Islam, another daughter of the couple, had committed the murder alone. Mehjabeen was very angry with the family members and killed them by suffocating them by taking sleeping pills. And he organized this plan to kill several people alone “while watching Crime Patrol”.
The influence of the “Crime Patrol” was also known in the case of the murder of Sadman Iqbal Rakin, a popular child of Gazipur, on December 11 last year.
That day, the body of Sadman Iqbal Rakin was found inside the bamboo grove. Later, after arresting the two, RAB said Faisal Ahmed and Parvez Shikder kidnapped and strangled him to death. Among them, Parvez was Rakin’s tutor. TV series here too.
On February 7, 2019, the body of housewife Hasina Begum was found in Akbar Shah area of Chittagong city. Later, police said Hasina was killed by her brother-in-law to steal jewelry and valuables. He watches television soap operas to sort out the techniques.
On April 23, 2016, police found the bodies of Rajshahi University student Mizanur Rahman and Pabna University of Science and Technology student Sumaiya Nasreen at Nice Hotel in Rajshahi. As the bedroom door was locked from the inside, the police initially thought it was a suicide.
But three years later, the PBI investigation revealed that the couple had been murdered. After murdering two staff members of a Nice hotel for ‘love’, they burst into their room by turning on the building’s air conditioning and fled the same way. After seeing “Crime Patrol” there, the plan was arranged by the killers, police said later on the call.
Apart from these incidents, a four-year-old child, Abtahi Al Rashid, was abducted and killed from Muharapara village in Hakimpur, Dinajpur on April 11, 2016 and Salauddin, a 13-year-old child was killed in Indurkani, Pirojpur, on April 11, 2016. June 8 last. year, school girls were killed in Laxminarayanpur, Noakhali on September 22 this year, Khalsi of Kalaroa Upazila, Satkhira on October 14, 2020. The killing of a couple with two children in the village also appeared in the context of television soap operas indians.
Police officers involved in field investigations have sometimes drawn on television series such as “Crime Patrol” based on information they provide after interviewing suspected criminals.
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